Cig Harvey's third monograph, You An Orchestra You a Bomb, is a vibrant and bold book. Possibly her most beautiful to date. It explores the photographer’s relationship with life itself. It is a book about paying attention to and appreciating the fragile present.
You an Orchestra You a bomb captures moments of awe, makes icons of the everyday, and looks at life on the threshold between magic and disaster. Cig has always experienced the world viscerally but after a traumatic event, a raw heightened awareness of the temporary nature of life permeates this new work.
Through breathless moments of beauty, her images propel us to fathom the sacred in the split-seconds of everyday. Cig's photographs are interwoven with her intimate poetry in this hauntingly beautiful book.