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.
All images courtesy of Romina Bacci.