Recently Published in New York Cottages and Gardens April Issue, Crow Hill, a fabulous Palladian house photographed by Mick Hales.


 Superb Palladian style American Country house of Lynn St. John combines, art, color, whimsey and architecture to die for.

Set on the crown of a hill above the Kinderhook river in Columbia County is the fabulous house of Lynn St. John, a former NYC advertising and editorial photographer, who got a start through working for Irving Penn. The strong eye of a photographer shows through with the decor and design of the interiors. The house dates back to 1839 with tall windows and high ceilings, allowing wonderful daylight to fill the rooms.

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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 Oscar De La Renta’s wife, Francoise, at House and Garden magazine. Since then he has worked with many major book publishers and most of the shelter magazines. His photographic style comes from studying how daylight is affecting a garden or building and being at the right place at the right time.

A Selection of Books Photographed by Mick Hales
City Green: Public Gardens of NYC.  Jane Garmey, Monacelli Press. 2018
New York Living: Reinventing Home. Rizzoli Books. 2017
Living Newport: Houses People Style. Bettie Bearden Pardee. Glitterati Press 2014
Bouquets with Personality. LucindaRooney. Mick Hales Stewart Tabori and Chang. 2009
Gardens Private and Personal. GCA book. Mick Hales. Abrams 2008
Flower Arranging the American Way. WAFA. Mick Hales. Abrams 2009
Private Newport: At Home and in the Garden. Bettie Bearden Pardee. Bulfinch 2004
New York Apartments: Private Views. Jamee Gregory, Charles Davey. Rizzoli. 2004
Antique Garden Ornaments; Two Centuries of American Taste. Barbara Israel. Abrams
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Recently Published: NY Cottages and Gardens March 2017

Catskill Charmer: NY Cottages & Gardens March 2017

It takes a diverse palette for Herman Vega and Eduardo Rodriguez, both Venezuelan, to furnish a Catskill retreat house set deep in the woods. The actual building is quite undistinguished but their combinations of ‘clean lines and eclectic elements’, produces stunning results, both inside and out.

Mick Hales photographed the story for NY Cottages and Gardens. The magazine  loves to use as much natural light as possible.  The great thing is Mick Hales loves to shoot that way too, it gives a real rounded feeling.  Mick first started reflecting light into rooms from outside when his strobe flash blew up on a shoot for House and Garden magazine in India. He has learnt a lot from years of shooting for magazines.

NYC & G March 2017 Catskill
Herman Vega and Eduardo Rodriguez Catskill retreat
White floors counter and ceiling
Kitchen and dining area are open to living room.
Interior decorators outside
Beautifully composed outside seating
White on white bedroom
Rustic objects compliment bedroom closet
Interior designer attic
Attic becomes guest bedroom. Perfect retreat.

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