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

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!



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!


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. 


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.


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!



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.



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.



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.


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.


  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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!

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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!!

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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(:

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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!”

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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!

  25. 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! =)

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

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

  29. 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.

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

  31. 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!

  32. 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)

  33. 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!

  34. 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!

  35. 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

  36. 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:)

  37. 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 !

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

  39. 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.

  40. 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!

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


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

  43. 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!!

  44. 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!

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

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