Samuel Napper’s series, The Wait, documents the psychologically difficult period emergency workers face before a disaster. It stunningly captures the half-reflective, half-pensive feelings that these subjects experience while on call. The emotion holds clear in their eyes, an adrenaline-inducing mixture of anticipation and sadness. PTSD is predominantly associated with war veterans. However, emergency workers experience similarly harrowing scenes, but their emotional sacrifice is often neglected. Samuel’s project looks to document how these moments in-between can feed into the subjects psyche, affecting them in vastly different ways. The series displays a serene stillness — the calmness before the storm.