I’m Rodrigo Valenzuela, founder of Atacama Images.
Feel free to know more about us.
I wanted to work as a freelance photographer.
So, I bought a Nikon camera and I started to shot again.
I had studied photography in the journalism school (Universidad de Santiago). I only had to apply all the analog theory to digital practice.
And I did it.
The first costumers arrived faster than I thought, so I had to quit my job and I found Atacama Images.
Now, Atacama Images grew up.
I’m not alone, we have a team, better equipments, more services and a big philosophy:
“We work with Joy”.
We work with Joy.
We love what we are doing and we want to share the best of the Atacama Desert with you.
We invite you to explore.
We invite you to capture.
We are Pro.
We are professionals in our fields and each one of us is commited to:
Be continuously learning.
To provide you a unique experience through our services.
Rodrigo is the main photographer in Atacama Images and he makes the managing work too.
In 1998, he studied journalism and photography in the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. There he got deeply involved with his passion: the art of photography.
He worked as a journalist in a few Chilean newspapers during the first years of his carreer, then he was hired in comunication and marketing agency, but he left everything behind to settle with his family in San Pedro de Atacama, where he earned a living working on tourism and retail.
In 2017, Rodrigo founded Atacama Images… in a few months he quited his job to fully engage with his passion!
Ignacio is the Matrix master in Atacama Images.
He fixes everything around us and he is our Web Designer.
Ignacio also has his own business: Binario Chile.
Nathalie is our more versatile collaborator.
To begin with she is an actress.
Her main role in Atacama Images is as MUA (Make-up artist), but also she knows a lot of performing arts so she always helps with lightning, framing, direction, and more.
Nati’s opinion is a strong thing to considere during a session.
By the way, she is becoming a great tattoo artist now! Cool, isn’t she?
Daniela is photographer.
She is the woman of confidence in Atacama Images.
She spends her professional time between Antofagasta (coast) and San Pedro de Atacama (mountain).