Beyond Tennis

Ghislaine and Jamie Vinas make over a tennis house.

Commission in Montauk

Photographing a tennis court in Montauk, seemed normal enough, until I walked into the house and knew this was beyond Tennis. I should have known with the talented team of Ghislaine and Jaime Vinas designers, I would be entering a super fun space.

Eating, lounging, table tennis are beyond the tennis outside.

The whole project had gathered steam and became the fully kitsch, tongue in cheek, ‘Floritauk Tennis Club.’ Greens, yellows, blacks all collide into a fun mixture for a morphed Florida/ Montauk private Tennis club. The tennis house took up one side of the tennis court and sat way below the main house in the hills of Montauk, NY.

Published in Interior Design

This shoot was published in Interior Design magazine in August 2020. Mick Hales is mostly working on his archives at the moment while we are in lockdown. Pulling out stories shot for magazines or books on four by five film and converting it for digital use. This has been a dream of Mick’s to have the opportunity to bring his early photography work to be available for people to hang in their homes and offices. You can see what is already up on the site here

More about Mick Hales.

Mick is also working part time as a chaplain in an elderly community in Florida, called Freedom Village. Every week he produces a video for their Sunday Vespers service which enables him to use his fun images taken with an i phone.

The Psalms illustrated by Mick Hales
The Psalms illustrated by Mick Hales

Earlier on in his photography life, Mick, always had a camera with him, no matter what. Sometimes that was a Leica, as he used to photograph more incidental street images in London. He also used a 4 by 5 a lot and built a shoulder hanging carry case to hitch hike with it around England as a photography student at the London College of Printing.

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