Waiting Room Collective was founded in early 2013, simply as a moniker for the visual work of my friends and I.
With that came the idea to form a co-op that could serve as an outlet to showcase our collective talents. After all, no man is an island.
As for the name, it comes from my fascination with studying human behavior. Every walk of life, at some point or another, and for a variety of reasons, enters into a hospital waiting room. It is in this space that one could sit back and watch as a range of human emotions are drawn out of people. From pure elation of good news, to the terrible sorrow that comes from the loss of a loved one, to clinging on to hope in the face of uncertainty; it is all experienced in a waiting room. I beg the question: Could it be in these moments that we are truly the most alive? That these are the rare times that we break free from the blueish patina left by everyday requirements?
Finally, and in some way most importantly, it is imperative for me to get back to the reasons I started making films; to find that pure childhood joy of getting lost in the visual storytelling. It is important to me to take on projects that we truly are passionate about.
Thank you for joining us in the creative process and I look forward to sharing this journey with you all.
(we'd love to hear from you)