Quiet in the Morning
Our crew's first stop was the Pasaje de la Defensa shopping arcade, a converted 19th-century aristocratic mansion in the hip San Telmo neighborhood. Normally, its three courtyards are packed with people looking at the curious assortment of antiques—everything from lace curtains and outdated globes to DIY seltzer bottles—(sparkling water is insanely popular in Argentina). When our crew got there bright and early on a Tuesday morning, it was empty. "For us to get the best lighting and not be interrupted in busy spots, we need to be ready by 8 or 9 a.m., so we start prepping much earlier," Adam says. "We were lucky because it was the height of the city's summer holidays, so many people were on vacation."