San Fernando Valley, California, the place he grew up, plays a central role in Sultans work. Three series are combined in this book. In Pictures from Home he studies his family with stills from Super-8 films, family album photos and diary entries. The Valley is a refined sketch of how the porn industry has embraced suburban locations. It's as if you are watching a scene from Boogie Nights. Homeland depicts an idyllic American landscape, in which an increasing number of Mexican fortune-hunters fight for a spot. All three ask the question: the American dream, success or failure?