Life is all about relationship.
Standing in an arc of trees I could hear the wind blowing the leaves around. It was as though there was a secret orchestra playing as the wind turned each of thousands of leaves.
It was at that point that I heard in my head the words, ‘It’s all about relationship, it’s about being in relationship with me- Its about the love I have for you in the most intimate way. The way of formation and creation is very intimate. Intimacy comes through love. There is no intimacy without love. I am singing to you now. Every leaf on these trees is free to move in the wind.’
Photographing gardens is a very special connection between what has been created by God and man, then capturing it for others to receive. Gardens are never the same, even day to day they change; the light, the weather, the blooms, the smells are always precious to that moment, and that moment only.
I have had the privilege of photographing many gardens in different countries. Spending many hours looking and learning about that particular garden, what was authentic about it, large or small. Could I find the creative forces within that place. How was the creativity carried in man in unison with the creativity delivered by God through the life in plants, water, sound and light.
After many years of photographing gardens with 4 by 5 film, Mick has decided to open up some of those pre digital images from his film collection for purchase.
Mick Hales was born in England and grew up in Pakistan and Nigeria. He studied photography at the London College of Printing and moved to New York in 1982. His first commissions in New York were for Francoise De La Renta at House and Garden magazine. His excellence at catching the mood of an interior space, garden, product or situation has been proven through his published material; some 40 coffee table books [books are listed ] and over 270 magazine articles. Mick Hales started working as a professional photographer NYC and his editorial range includes Interiors, Gardens, Travel, Architecture, Sculpture, Flower Works and Food on location. Over the years he has built up a substantial collection of gardens he has photographed, on both 4 by 5 transparency and also digital.
Its all about relationship. These are some of the people I have been fortunate to have worked with.
Oscar de La Renta, Francoise De La Renta, Audrey Hepburn, Roberto Burle Marx, Wynford Vaughan-Thomas, Francis Cabot, Denise Otis, Margaret Kaplan, Anthony Caro, Andre Emmerich, Bettie Pardee, Babs Simpson, Marta Hallett, Marchioness of Salisbury, Penelope Hobhouse, Rosemary Veerey, Charlie Churchward, Ann Cox Chambers, Bobby Mc Alpine, Barbara Israel, Nancy Doench, Bunny Williams, Robert Dash, Isabel Bannerman, Deen Day Sanders, George Lang, Noel Jeffreys, Ike Kligerman, Mario Buatta, Charles Warren, Janis Blackschleger, Lucinda Rooney, Ken Gemes, Carlos Gonzalez-Abreu, Jamee Gregory, Charles Davey, Jane Garmey, Kendell Cronstrom, Jo Machinist, Joshua Zinder, David Stark, Jennifer Howard, Stephanie Stokes, April Cornell, Elvin Mc Donald, Nancy Goslee Power, Myrtle Allen, Nora Carey, Michael and Candace Humphries, Pamela Hughes and Adrian Higgins.
Mick lives in beautiful Sarasota County, FL, with his wife Christine Simoneau Hales, a painter and Iconographer. Mick undertakes photography commissions for work that is appropriate to his gifting. He is also an ordained Christian minister through the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening, with an itinerant healing prayer ministry. He is a Chaplain with the International Fellowship of Chaplains and works as a Chaplain at Freedom Village, an elderly community in Bradenton and is a Chaplain volunteer for Blake Medical Center.