20230921_Jazz at the Berman_Margo Reed Studio-76 - Margo Reed

Margo Reed

Contemporary Portrait Artist and Cinematographer

Photo by Laura Savage

Working with margo

Margo hails from the woods of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, where she spent time as a child daydreaming about owning a historic home with good light. Today, she resides with her husband in a brick Victorian, which they are remodeling with the help of her 88-year-old grandfather.

She most enjoys working alongside aging people and in rural America, and has often been described by colleagues as an old soul. 

latest work:

Our Lost Creek

The first European settlers called the bowl-shaped valley "Oley" after the Lenni Lenape name for the region, "Olink," meaning kettle or hole. English Quakers, French Huguenots, and especially German immigrants were attracted to the valley's fertile farmland, abundant springs and flowing streams. These fertile fields and water sources still provide for family farms 300 years later. One of those family farms, "R Lost Creek Dairy Farm", has been run by the Schlegel family since 1935. 

After the creek dried up in the 1970s, the farm was part of a pioneering effort to put Oley township on the National Register of Historic places, which protects it from development that would further change the landscape of the valley.

"Our Lost Creek" retells the story of the Schlegel's Farm and outlines the impact it had in the historic Oley Valley.

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20230921_Jazz at the Berman_Margo Reed Studio-76 - Margo Reed