Eve’s Adams (2012)
This video is part of an installation titled, “The Drawer”—my personal statement about men. I was always fascinated by how different they are from me. It seems to me that their minds are built from boxes obsessed by power and their penis.
All these men are important in my life, no matter if it is my father, my friends or strangers. The men included pose with tanks, play football, show off their video games or talk about women’s figures. Most of the footage was shot in secret, many of the subjects thought I was taking a picture of them or weren’t aware that the camera was on.
© Eva Szombat
Eva Szombat is a photographer currently living and working in Budapest, Hungary. In 2009, having received a scholarship, she worked at the ESAG Penninghen in Paris. And in 2012, she received her MFA in Photography from MOME.
Her photographs explore the unusual aspects of both the human condition and the grotesque traces of nature that inhabit our lives. Her main focus is to create works that are both entertaining and thrilling. She tries to show an upside down world–one where the emphasis is on something, which does not arise naturally from the topic. For instance, finding the ugly and the grotesque in beauty and the beauty in the ugly inspires me very much.
She is a member of a new generation that is willing to make fun of itself by admitting to being born into this digitized world – but one that still respects the process of creating.