I was thinking
of the word Surrealistic . . . I dont think it should be used
exclusively with my photographs. The meaning is close but I think
my tendencies are more toward the whimsical or absurd. Surrealism
is more connected with morbidity. From that I am very far away.
Eva Fuka, 1999
What is happening in this photograph?
Such an air of mystery surrounds these figures that we assume something
has just happened, and we have happened upon the aftermath of the odd
event. The tree at each vertical edge of the photo lends a feeling of
peeking through the trees. We are witnesses to, not participants in the
scene. The title only muddies the water - how can the three be alone when
they are so together?
When questioned about the events in this photo, Eva Fuka protested, If
you want me to explain the picture, if you put it in reality, then the
mystery goes away. The situation just catches you and you think it is
absurd or mysterious and you just take the picture. You dont want
to see the bare reality of what happened. I took the picture as the picture,
not as the realistic story of what happened. (Interview with Eva