Ania, 1979

The work “Ania” of 1979 was the first of the unfinished series which set out to examine the relationship between volume and surface. The aim of the composition was to create a spatial photograph which would make it possible to examine the portrayed model simultaneously in all dimensions. To achieve this, Bakowski had the female model stand on a rotating plinth placing an immobile board with numbers above her head. He then photographed the subsequent stages of a full revolution, frame after frame. Each picture was developed in two copies. One of them was used to create a board depicting the full revolution of the model, while the other photographs were cut into vertical stripes according to a scale on the board and then arranged by number. The final result was the situation in which the viewer could see the model simultaneously from all directions.