Mick Hales was born in England and spent his childhood in Devon, England, Pakistan and Nigeria. He studied photography at the London College of Printing and published his first book, Secret Landscapes in 1980 with Wynford Vaughan-Thomas.
In 1983 he moved to New York and began photographing gardens for House and Garden magazine, with Francois De La Renta and Denise Otis. Since then he has published 35 books and over 250 magazine articles.
His photography is particularly gifted in conveying the feeling of a place or object and has been used for gardens, interiors, architecture, food and flower arrangements.
This season's exhibitions by local artists are thematically curated to expand the community discussion on the ideas to restore and conserve the abundance of natural resources in Philmont, including land conservation, water restoration at Summit Reservoir, protecting the watershed, enjoying wildlife habitats, creating habitats, creating natural trails, growing village gardens and parks, supporting local farming, gaining food security, and developing renewable energy resource opportunities.