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Already the year is three months in. More so if you live – as we do – by a long-lead editorial calendar. Seems we're always looking forward, always doing. Sometimes, though, something reminds us to stop and look back. B ALBUM tracks the yesterdays of one year in the life of Basia (signed to IMG Models, New York) as shot by Tomek Jankowski. Every month for a year, he met Basia at the same lakeshore to catch the season. There, her job was to just be. Not do.
“Everything was done in very rare moments of Basia's spare time - between her school studies and professional model work,” Jankowski tells us. “The project was developed in total secrecy. Only three people knew about it: Basia, her mum Kasia and me, the photographer. Our aim was to create an album of simple, straightforward photography. Hence, you won't find any … stylised hair or make-up. Just pure, raw beauty of Basia.”