Traveler, filmmaker and photographer Rodrigo Valenzuela finds truth between fiction and reality.
Rodrigo Valenzuela is driving through the southern California desert toward Joshua Tree. His pickup hums quietly over interminable roads, kicking up a fine dust. The pavement throbs with bright, lazy, hundred-degree heat. He keeps the windows rolled up, the radio off. His eyes are locked on the horizon. Valenzuela is here—the middle of nowhere—to shoot footage of places that don’t exist.