Gloria Cropper

Gloria Cropper

This is my favorite image of 2022 because of how that evening felt. Earlier that day I was soaking in Crater Lake’s pristine blue water since it was a 95 degree day. I laid on the warm boulders like a snake in a desert at dusk and watched the chipmunks eat my lunch crumbs. Then, the sun went to sleep and the anticipation of the Milky Way show was exciting since I didn’t have the opportunity to photograph the Summer prior. I enjoy so much shooting in solitude and I had this spot all to myself. I was listening to a new playlist that someone dear to me helped collaborate. While waiting for the image to complete; I would dance, shuffling my feet in the dust like Leif Vollebekk in the video Elegy.

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