The Landlubber is one mid-sized lady (Mariah M. Gardner) who very much enjoys a good adventure. But then, who doesn't?
Like many before her, this California native harbors an obsession with the American West, pursuing it with a banged-up Minolta, a medium-format Mamiya and a sturdy set of trotters. Not everything on here's going to be in focus, but hey, that's film. And life.
Her work (photography, writing or a combination of both) has been featured in The Bold Italic, California Northern: A New Regionalism, San Francisco Magazine, The California Sunday, and the sadly now-defunct ReadyMade Magazine. She also spent the better part of 8 years working at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, first as Education Coordinator to the Park's non-profit partner, then as a Historic Ships Rigger aboard the tall ship Balclutha and schooner C.A. Thayer. Her love of sewing and beautiful clothing led to gigs stitching costumes (Berkeley Rep, SF Opera) and to the founding of a womenswear line, OZMA, with longtime friend Heidi Baker. After departing OZMA, Mariah opened the Benevolent Tide Club with fellow fellow designer and boat-lover Susan Hoff, a studio/retail space in the mission that featured Mohinders Shoes and other local designers (and also threw excellent parties. Because who doesn't like a party?) At the BTC she curated and hand-tailored a selection of vintage goods under the moniker Salter Vintage, focusing on one-of-kind gems from the 1920s-60s.
When she's not writing/designing/rigging/sewing/photograph-taking/etc, you're likely to find her in or on a body of water, or listening to the waves in West Marin.
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