Inspiring Artist: Meet Romina Bacci (+ A Giveaway!)

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We first introduced you to Romina Bacci on the blog about a month ago here… when I pretty much forced you all to follow her Instagram — not that I really had to force you. Her photos are amazing. But I’m not going to stop there.

When I come across an artist whose work really speaks to me, I always have the urge to find out more. What types of things do they like? How do they stay inspired? What do they like to eat? Today we’re diving into the beautiful world of Romina Bacci, who has been so generous to give away one of her brand new prints and a set of cards to one of you!

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To enter the giveaway, follow Romina’s shop on Facebook and Instagram, and then comment below letting us know what you love about her work! This giveaway is open internationally. Be sure to leave your email address in the comment form. We’ll select a winner at random one week from today. Good luck and enjoy!

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When I first discovered your work, the words that came to mind were simple, natural, and beautiful. How would you describe your work?
I see my work as raw and honest, organic and clean. 

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Where do you find the feathers, pebbles, leaves, flowers, and other bits of nature that you set up so delicately in your photographs? Do you have a go-to spot, or do you collect things whenever you may cross their path?
Many things I find them while taking a walk, or where I parked the car, or while just being outdoors. I buy some of the flowers or they are gifts from my husband. Also, something really nice started happening since I opened my online shop: very lovely people started sending me bits of nature from where they live for me to photograph or collect. Such as feathers, dried flowers, leaves, pieces of wood, seeds, sea shells, snails, corals, etc.

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Surely you’re inspired by nature, but what is it that inspires the setups you create with the natural elements you use? Do you find that this inspiration comes from within or from without?
It comes from within for sure, the minimal organized structure floating in all that white space is something that resonates with myself. I guess I tend to isolate the elements to represent their uniqueness, their differences, their complexity or simplicity. This doesn’t happen in the wilderness, the elements are mixed and all together. I think that they deserve a close up!

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When you’re styling one of your little creations, what is your ideal atmosphere? Are you alone? Listening to music? Barefoot?
I would like to paint you a pretty picture but in reality the moment of creativity has become more integrated with my daily activities since I started. Sometimes I think of creating an image and look for the right elements, and other times I create the images with the elements I have or I’ve found. The light is key so I know what time is the best to take the pictures. I’m generally alone, in silence, and it’s funny you ask if I’m barefoot because I always end up barefoot, for some reason during the process my shoes start bothering me :)

What’s your proudest work of art thus far?
I don’t really have one in that terms… I just feel happy I found a way of representing nature’s beauty. But my all time favorite is The Hug print.

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What’s your favorite time of day?
It depends, but generally the afternoon, between 3pm and 6pm

…Time of year?
Spring and autumn.

…Favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Toast with mozzarella and homemade fruit spread, currently pears.

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If you took a snapshot of your life 10 years ago, a snapshot today, and a snapshot 10 years into the future, how do you think these moments in time would differ?
In experience for sure, and the ability to become more patient.

And finally… what does free mean to you?
A fearless mind and heart.

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Make sure to follow Miles of Light on Facebook and Instagram, and then comment below for a chance to win!

All images courtesy of Romina Bacci.

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Comments

Miia -December 26, 2013, 7:09AM

Love that the nature is so important aspect in her work! I could watch these forever!

Anonymous -December 26, 2013, 7:11AM

Her work just tells so much about harmony to me <3

Marnie -December 26, 2013, 7:13AM

I love love love her work, never seen anything so brilliant!

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Jana schik -December 26, 2013, 7:14AM

Beautiful and inspiring.

Julie -December 26, 2013, 7:14AM

i love the natural elements and the way she represents natures beauty <3

Emilie -December 26, 2013, 7:16AM

First things first, I was an immediate fan of the artwork! It is so simple and beautiful, it reminds me of Henry David Thoreau, or Annie Dillard. It brought me back to my childhood of collecting pine cones and leaves with my sisters! I would cherish any piece of artwork from this wonderful woman. Even if I don’t win, I’ll be buying some prints here soon! <3

Rosa -December 26, 2013, 7:37AM

For me, her art is the pure expression of loving life and nature. So simple, but yet so brilliant!! xx

Bridget -December 26, 2013, 7:45AM

Wow I love the simple mess and clean beauty she brings out the elements.. N just show cases them thxs for the give away but I’m more inspired to have found her!! Ty B

Juliette Laura -December 26, 2013, 8:16AM

Oh my goodness her art is everything that I love. It is beautiful, but real. She finds the beauty in nature and captures it. Breathtaking! And yes, I have followed her on each! (even logged back into my rusty facebook I pretend not to have hehe)
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Kristin -December 26, 2013, 8:27AM

Her work is really inspiring and a reminder to me to get outside and enjoy everything before me.

Danielle Aran -December 26, 2013, 8:32AM

I love how clean and simple her artwork is. It reminds me of my own inspiration of the beauty in nature. It is almost as if she has captured something in my mind that I haven’t been able to put out on paper. I love it so much!!!
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Shana -December 26, 2013, 9:00AM

As a photographer myself, I find your work truly inspiring. Mixing nature with your simplicity reminds me how people should stop and take in the scenery around them. Thank you for inspiring me to push my limits!

Gita -December 26, 2013, 9:07AM
Gilda Ramos -December 26, 2013, 9:33AM

I loved her definition of free: a fearless mind and heart, she reflected on her work. Those elements from Nature are simply and inspiring. gilda.ramoss@gmail.com
Thanx FP for introduce us great artists like Romina :) Happy Holidays!

Garifalia -December 26, 2013, 10:14AM

It takes a beautiful soul to show even the smallest pieces of nature are the most extraordinary. Her work makes me smile :)

Raz -December 26, 2013, 10:30AM

beautiful work :)

Kayley -December 26, 2013, 10:35AM

I love how she allows the natural beauty of the elements to be main focus of her work. I love scrolling though images. It’s so easy to get lost in their beauty.

Jessica Smith -December 26, 2013, 10:39AM

Her artwork makes me connect emotions to objects in nature. I connect well with nature on a daily basis. However seeing it in such a raw way reminds me of how detailed everything is in this life. How we can look at something once and still miss multiple levels of depth in the true nature of that object or person

Mary -December 26, 2013, 11:03AM

Everything about this is wonderful. I love art incorporating nature, I have been picking up feathers everywhere I go since I was a child and to have it on my walls all around me brings me back down to the earth. Where sometimes we need to realize it’s okay to be. Embrace it! Ah! Lovely! Following!

Dina Francis -December 26, 2013, 11:12AM

I love when an artist inspires me to look at the simple things as pieces of art! Appreciating the beauty that is around us! A feather can be so much more!!

christy -December 26, 2013, 11:48AM

LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about these nature inspired pieces of art! AHHHHMAZING!

Elle -December 26, 2013, 12:03PM

I love seeing nature captured in such a beatific way,. She tends to capture these simple elements in a way as to where if I were walking on the street I wouldn’t stop to look at these items like I do in her pictures.

Alyssa -December 26, 2013, 12:16PM

i loved her definition of free and how she finds things to photograph. she doesn’t search for them, they find her in her daily activities — the way art should be! not forced, but natural. i think it is also amazing that “fans” are sending her items. i would appreciate these gifts so much! it’s like seeing the world through another’s description and experience. such a way to learn!

Allison -December 26, 2013, 12:19PM

Her work is so simple yet it speaks so much. You can literally feel something different coming from each photo. There is a feeling of peace that comes from her photographs that would fill any room!

Emily Harris -December 26, 2013, 12:21PM

Love this!!

Libby Swanner -December 26, 2013, 12:32PM

I really love how she presents the organic in ways that allow us to realize the beauty of the natural world.
The elements already exist in nature, but she has this talent of bringing them together and transforming their earthly elegance into pure art.

Karin Shaim -December 26, 2013, 12:50PM

I really love the fact she can make something so simple look so powerful and beautiful!

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Megan Babin -December 26, 2013, 12:54PM

I love how natural and free her work is. The composition of every piece is so beautiful! I feel so inspired when I look at her work.

Bri Wong -December 26, 2013, 12:58PM

I love her work because she uses items found in nature and uses each item’s own patterns, colors and textures to create beautiful images

Taylor -December 26, 2013, 1:03PM

Love these! I do a lot of stuff like this too :)
This is right up my alley!
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~Taylor
http://awakeningbohemia.blogspot.com

katy reeder -December 26, 2013, 1:26PM

Love love love these! my favorite kind of art!

Rebecca -December 26, 2013, 1:28PM

LOVE how she uses all natural materials! The effect is so calming.

Maddy -December 26, 2013, 1:44PM

I love her use of natural materials as well as the way that she displays them. I love every piece’s connection to nature. Her ideas are unique and creative!

Tabitha Klucking -December 26, 2013, 2:19PM

There’s a wonderful simplicity about her art that is so soothing.

Jenn -December 26, 2013, 2:29PM

very inspiring, love this!

Rachel -December 26, 2013, 2:39PM

Such beautiful work! Her photography is so soothing to look at. Would love to have one of her prints in my home!

Grace Allen -December 26, 2013, 2:42PM

Aesthetically, Romina’s work is obviously incredible. It feels like a breath of fresh air, and to me, feels like home. Romina herself sounds like a breeze of a person. She is easy to talk to, easy to get along with, open and friendly. And, I completely relate to her about being barefoot. I avoid shoes at all costs, especially when it comes to art. Great post, and I love all of her work! Now if you’ll excuse me, time to go make some art of my own!

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Taegan -December 26, 2013, 2:55PM

I love the nature in her work and how light and airy it is! I always find freedom in nature and somehow her art captures that feeling for me(:

Joanne -December 26, 2013, 2:58PM

Beauty from nature, there is no better canvas. Your work is exquisite.

Patty -December 26, 2013, 3:05PM

Pure, simple, beautiful!

Katie -December 26, 2013, 3:34PM

Simply beautiful. Her work reminds me of a quote by Rachel Carson: “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
Thank you for allowing us to adore natures beauty through your artwork, Romina.

Ashlee Hyatt -December 26, 2013, 4:43PM

Lovely, refreshing, and inspiring. Truly beautiful

Tamara -December 26, 2013, 4:51PM

i love the creativity and simplicity. There is something pure and unfiltered about it that inspires me to look at nature more up close

Justine -December 26, 2013, 5:03PM

I am a follower of Miles of Light on Etsy and have always found beauty and inspiration in Romina’s pieces. Her photographs place organic objects a in such a way that we find beauty in each object. As I’m now following her on Facebook and Instagram, I can only look forward to seeing nature through her eyes.
As fan of Romina’s work, I was excited to read this interview to better understand her process. I’ve always loved the balance and placement of each object against the negative space. It was wonderful to hear how Romina designs each photograph. “…I tend to isolate the elements to represent their uniqueness, their differences, their complexity or simplicity. This doesn’t happen in the wilderness, the elements are mixed and all together. I think that they deserve a close up!”

Laurie -December 26, 2013, 5:25PM

I love that she is so nature mined in her art work. I have been a follower for many years and appreciate the quality and thoughtfulness that she captures in her work. I know that her art looks so effortless and like something that you might actually find in nature, but that is the appeal. It’s a deliberate and exacting eye and placement that captures my heart.

Robyn Adams -December 26, 2013, 5:35PM

I find myself in a nice standstill looking at her work! Such a beautiful, organized collection that brings me into a state of juxtaposition. The composition of her photographs and just the basic layout of items in such a clean way brings these artworks closer to their full potential. Beauty.

Stephanie -December 26, 2013, 7:14PM

LOVE this so much, very inspiring!

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Olivia Petipas -December 26, 2013, 7:17PM

I love your work!! I work at a florist and I love seeing the different flowers in your posts on instagram, especially the snapdragons!
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jess -December 26, 2013, 8:14PM

I love this artwork bc it’s simple yet heartwarming, detailed but not overly intricate. I love the balance it offers. Pick me :)

Lily -December 26, 2013, 8:30PM

Very beautiful

Jen -December 26, 2013, 8:40PM

So pretty and inspiring. I really like the use of natural objects like plants and feathers. Beautiful!

Brandie -December 26, 2013, 9:10PM

Her artwork reminds me of my “backyard” where I spend my time off.

Kate -December 26, 2013, 9:13PM

Very pure, simple and beautiful. A must have for a home.

Jill -December 26, 2013, 9:20PM

Such simplicity, I love how delicate her work is.

Maryann -December 26, 2013, 9:37PM

I love the simplistic beauty she creates from nature.

nellie -December 26, 2013, 9:39PM

I admire her balance of bright and neutral colors in her prints. Very pretty artist

Jessica -December 26, 2013, 9:48PM

Her works are so beautiful, I love the way she has captured the rich textures and colours. This is so inspiring to me being a young stylist, to see what she has done with her art!

Nicole -December 26, 2013, 10:48PM

Oh, that print is so beautiful! It would really liven up my dorm room.

Shawna -December 26, 2013, 10:56PM

Love the minimalist style which allows her to present nature in all it’s beauty!

Alicia -December 26, 2013, 11:07PM

I love how she uses feathers in her art!!

Erika -December 26, 2013, 11:42PM

I am in love with her gorgeous prints! As an ornithologist I LOVE all things birds and she nailed the feathers…they look like you can pick them up off the page! =)

Dawn Kochevar -December 27, 2013, 1:02AM

Her work ties nature In with something created by human beings: cards. She uses synergy to make her
Work flow creatively, while touching the parts of ones soul that crave Mother Earth.

Denysia Yu -December 27, 2013, 1:16AM

Awesome giveaway! :)

Averry -December 27, 2013, 1:50AM

Romina’s work is so flawlessly beautiful. The colours and the sharpness of all of the photographs make it visually stunning, yet the fact that it is a capture of delicate nature life makes the photograph softer. In love.

Alisha -December 27, 2013, 3:25AM

Her eye for natural beauty is spectacular! I love how every piece of her’s looks so effortless and timeless.

Maria -December 27, 2013, 5:11AM

Simple and beautiful way to work with nature.

Zoe -December 27, 2013, 5:50AM

Done and dusted, such beauty.

Zoe
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Sarah -December 27, 2013, 7:50AM

Loving the shells, and feeling inspired

Hemingway -December 27, 2013, 9:08AM

Miles of Light is one of my favorite artists on Etsy. Thank you for sharing her work with more people!

Sarah -December 27, 2013, 9:37AM

I am a homeschool mom. My boys and I do a nature study every morning. We bring home our feathers, acorns and other treasures from our daily walks and sketch them. This is such an amazing piece. My boys would love to have this on their homeschool desk to inspire them. Just lovely.

Johana -December 27, 2013, 12:14PM

I love how she creats these lovely pictures in such a delicate and sensitive way. It’s like a deep breath of fresh air…
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rima -December 27, 2013, 12:43PM

the detail in a single piece she chooses, the simplicity of an individual piece, and the complicity they make together. <3

Zeina -December 27, 2013, 2:10PM

The colors are stunning and I love the simplicity of her designs. Love the ideas behind her work.

shannon butler -December 27, 2013, 2:29PM

this woman has a special gift of seeing the beauty in things other people dont notice. by collecting these little pieces of nature and photographing them, she forces the viewer to “See” and focus on the complicated beauty of each piece. i myself completely relate being raised on a farm and making houses out of snow and hay bales and my favorite pass time in the world is collecting shells. im glad she’s found her way as an artist!

http://sarahsovereign.com/kilnhouse-studio-the-work-of-shannon-butler/

kelli -December 27, 2013, 2:37PM

i liked on facebook and instragram under bri tom and kailove07

kelli -December 27, 2013, 2:38PM

absolutely love these prints. i always pin photos like this to my pinterest and will do the same because it’s such an inspiration. (the post above is from me as well)

Hannah -December 27, 2013, 3:38PM

The work this artist has created in beyond amazing. I find it so inspiring (the images) and I would love to place these pieces to great use and show off in my wonderful home!

coco -December 27, 2013, 5:30PM

tickled my feather!!

Nora -December 27, 2013, 5:47PM

Her work is so organic and clean, yet it has such a unique quality about it! The artwork shows the beauty in objects that usually wouldn’t be noticed. I love it!

Dana @ Discreet Charms -December 27, 2013, 7:55PM

I’ve admired her work on etsy for such a long time! I love the texture of her prints, how they are minimal but vivid still. also, I love how her work reminds us to look closely at the little tiny bits that make up our natural environments – how each of these little bits is beautiful and unique and magical. my fingers are crossed. x

Camille Dang -December 27, 2013, 8:55PM

i love her use of seashells and pine cones and feathers ! nature in general but especially those ! I’ve grown up in Oregon and SoCal so i love that her art incorporates a feel of both places. The pincecones and leaves give an Oregon essence with the super – naturey feel and the feathers and seashells give the typical beachy feel in cali ! I love her art because it feels so familiar and like home:)

kat -December 27, 2013, 9:21PM

this work is so amazing!! <3

Candice -December 27, 2013, 11:15PM

So beautiful <3

Vanessa Danielle -December 27, 2013, 11:37PM

I adore her artwork and how nature like it is. I really love feathers and flowers so once I saw her work, I fell in love.

Rach -December 28, 2013, 1:54AM

I love the raw, earthy, natural beauty of this artist. It’s pure and simple Awesomeness.

Mehreen Mir -December 28, 2013, 2:22AM

The first time you posted about her on the blog, I fell in love with her work! I love the simplicity and organic nature of her art. I love the outdoors, so the feathers and earthy-ness really stood out to me. Beautiful !

Sophie Bolton -December 28, 2013, 9:02AM

I absolutely love the simplicity and the isolation of each piece of nature. Isolating it creates an untapped appreciation that went unnoticed before. :)

Madeline -December 28, 2013, 12:08PM

What I love about her work is that its so nature inspired and positive! Her pieces are so uplifting and gorgeous. The simplicity is beautiful. I love the organic nature and the colors too. She’s an amazing artist and I would feel so lucky if I owned one of her pieces.

Madeleine -December 28, 2013, 8:07PM

I love how peaceful her work makes the viewer feel. It’s like a delicate primal call back to our natural roots. Beautiful, soft, and serene.

Vikki -December 28, 2013, 11:55PM

Theres something about incorporating nature into your career. Most people want to make money, but she really has a down to earth job. It’s an amazing thing really to capture natures beauty!

Jackie -December 29, 2013, 7:31AM

Beauty inspires

Catchthevibes -December 29, 2013, 2:30PM

I really like the simple ways that nature is incorporated in her work. Inspires me to start collecting little treasures.

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Victoria -December 29, 2013, 7:19PM

Love this!:)

Ava -December 29, 2013, 7:52PM

I love how her work is natural and a great balance of earthy colors with brilliant colors. So beautiful I love art like this.

Shannon -December 29, 2013, 10:37PM

Beautiful and inspiring.

Kelli Martin -December 30, 2013, 11:41AM

Nature at its finest. No photoshop needed. These are the tings that I love, when you take a ntural element and can define life with all of its beauty! What a great idea to express the things you love! Your work it simple but elegant and that is what is so inspiring! Keep up the stellar work and I now have a new feed in my Instagram! Thanks for the offer & sharing!!

Cat -December 30, 2013, 3:28PM

Many people under estimate the power of decorating with REAL nature. Too many people today settle for fake flowers, greenery, ect. because “it lasts”. Although the store bought flowers may remain in the same shape and form forever it is not a REAL flower and does not change with time as we, human beings, do. I love Romina’s work because it captures nature’s true beauty in a simplistic way. Through Romina’s work you can share nature from all over the world with your friends. It is truly beautiful!

Christine -December 30, 2013, 9:24PM

The art is absolutely beautiful.

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Chelsea N -December 31, 2013, 9:41AM

I’m in love with Romina’s perspective, Her art is simple enough to let you appreciate the real beauty of the nature in the prints, but that piece of nature she captures is more than enough to captivate. Beautiful work, very peaceful and inspiring.

Kimberly -December 31, 2013, 11:14AM

LOVE the natural elements! Beautiful!

lolo -December 31, 2013, 3:32PM

so peaceful……

Andrea -December 31, 2013, 8:48PM

Romina’s work speaks to me. Mindfulness in nature awakens a sense of peace, offering comfort in times of trouble and pain. Soon after the unexpected death of my father, feathers began showing up in my life in unlikely places …not only in my yard, but pictured on a book and necklace received as gifts and even some actual feathers stamped with messages inside shopping bags. Natural elements such as feathers, stones and flowers are inherently beautiful. I love how they are captured in her work.

jessi -January 1, 2014, 2:07PM

i love how she takes beauty from a natural place and pairs it together. it really speaks to my inner soul. I love how peaceful, loving, and earthbound her work is.

Elise Baros -April 15, 2014, 1:45PM

Love the simplicity of nature in her work!

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