If photographer Cig Harvey takes her inspiration from past and personal experiences, then the world in which she lives must be at once beautiful and terrifying. After spending time with intimate works such as The Girl with the White Towel and The Weathervane, it becomes clear that Harvey’s subjects could be no other than family and close friends. Her photographs are an attempt to capture moments of uncertainty, as well as to celebrate love, hope and fear. Using colour, gesture and space to seduce the imagination, Harvey succeeds in creating a body of work that is both arresting to the eye and conceptually challenging. Born in the UK, and now living in Maine, USA, Harvey’s clients include The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Ralph Lauren. These images are a selection from You Look At Me Like An Emergency (2012).