Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh


"Beauty is the universe seen." Alfred Stieglitz

Charles Ives' Unanswered Question is a structural metaphor for my work, both process and artifact. The music has three parts; a continuous universal hum with no beginning or end, rather it fades in at the beginning and out at the end; a poser of the fundamental question; a chorus that tries, unsuccessfully, to give the poser an answer that satisfies.

My photographic practice is a daily meditative dipping into the hum. There isn't a consistent focus or idea from one day to the next, only a stream of observations. Out of this stream, I make assemblages. No assemblage is a definitive question or answer, just a meditation on the hum.