Luxury Polo Ranch "El Remanso"

El Remanso is situated in the heart of one of Argentina's renowned polo regions. Set amongst 500ha of farmland that's flat as far as the eye can see, the terrain naturally lends itself to some of the finest playing surfaces in the world. We have 4 boarded polo fields and a stick and ball field as well as stables for 80 horses and a state of the art exercise track. Our high goal team has enjoyed success in both Argentina and England, and is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. Meanwhile, our men's and ladies' tournaments have become firm fixtures on the polo calendar and continue to grow each year.

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How did you get this project?

I was contacted by a design studio based in London who was working on rebranding “El remanso polo ranch”.  They were looking for a photographer in Buenos Aires.

How did you specialize in interior photography?

When i was a kid i wanted to be an architect. I was interested in design in all it´s forms.  For many years i worked shooting houses in Argentina and Uruguay for architecture studios and european editorials.  

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How did you manage to work with your client, him being in London? 

We were in constant communication with the agency via skype, mail and whatsapp.  Nowadays, global communication makes it very easy to work at a distance and in real time. Every day we would send them a report of the shooting with a preview of the images in low resolution.

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Did you work with a stylist?

Usually, I work with a stylist who is in charge of bringing props and set the scenery.  In this particular case, as the Hotel was in perfect conditions, we didn´t feel it was necessary. 

Does this type of photos require intensive post production?

We edit our work with CaptureOne,  with this software we control colour, lightning, shadows, perspective, contrast.  We then use photoshop for final touches and cosmetic retouch.

PH: Alejandro Mezza

Retouching and production: MEZZAPHOTO STUDIO

Agency: http://www.d-studio.co.uk

Art director: Phil Curl

Client: El Remanso Polo