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Tell us about the location in the photos.

We set aside an entire day to hike a side of Mt. Hood that is rarely seen. Somewhere along the way we got lost and were unable to find ourselves back to the planned route. Eventually, we threw our map out the window and kept driving. Both adventurers at heart, we felt the magic in “wandering.” We visited several places along the Mt. Hood National Forest and enjoyed being lost.

How did you get started in photography?

Ever since I was a kid my favorite line has always been, “That would be a good picture.” My photographic journey started my sophomore year in high-school. The photography class I signed up for was full and I had been wait-listed. I sat in the class anyway and pleaded with the teacher to let me stay. I told him photography was my dream and the rest is history. I remember building my first pin-hole camera as an assignment and processing my pictures in the darkroom. There was something surreal about seeing the mixture of chemicals create a picture I first envisioned in my mind.

Does anything in particular influence your photography style?

I read a lot of Kinfolk and Cereal Magazine. I’m inspired by how they put together a series of photos. From the full picture to the details, you really get a sense for the story behind the pictures. When I shoot, I think of this. I want my pictures to tell stories without having to add words.

What photography gear do you use?

I use a Nikon D700 with a 14-24mm/2.8 and 80-200mm/2.8 on most days. I am starting to make more use of my iPhone, however. I recently invested in some mobile gear; a wide angle and tele lens from a Kickstarter called Moment Lens.

Are there any products you swear by?

I never thought I would say this, but my iPhone + mobile lenses have become my favorite products to travel with. With editing apps like Snapseed and VSCO, mobile photography has upped its game from previous years.

What is your dream adventure photography location?

For landscape photography, I’ve always dreamt of trekking through Patagonia. For more lifestyle shots, I would love to explore the Tuscany Villas in Italy. I’ll take either if I had the chance.



Name Razlyn Cavazos
Location Portland, Oregon
Featured In Issue Seven - September 2014
Gear & Equipment Cameras: Nikon D700, iPhone Lenses: 14-24mm/2.8 and 80-200mm/2.8, iPhone lenses from Moment Lens
Websites Portfolio, Instagram
Chosen By Expedition Bureau