Samuel Napper

Having spent almost a decade in the advertising industry as an agency and Visual Effects Producer, London-based photographer; Samuel Napper escaped the ad world to pursue his own creative calling. Over the last 12 months, Sam has been focused on bolstering his portfolio, with his latest work, ‘The Wait’ wrapping in June 2018, and setting a strong tone of things to come. Samuel’s passion is to explore psychological states, sub-cultures and alternative narratives of humanity, through intimate portraiture or observed environments. With exciting projects in the pipeline, it’s safe to say he’s only just getting started.

The Wait

No one likes waiting. And in today’s always-on, same-day-delivery world, we rarely have to wait for anything. But there are a group of people whose responsibility it is to wait. Wait for the next disaster to strike, the next wildfire to start, the next heart to stop.

The Wait explores the limbo world between emergency call-outs and the psychological impact the cycle of tension, action and reflection has on those we call on at our worst possible moments.

With the city of Cape Town as a backdrop, The Wait offers an intimate glimpse of some of South Africa’s most selfless heroes, including volunteers from the Air Mercy Service, Infant Transport Paramedics, Voluntary Wildfire Service, Metro Disaster Response Unit, National Sea Rescue Institute and Shark Spotters.

To view more of Samuel Napper’s work please visit his website.