Dallas-based photographer and graphic designer Romina Bacci photographs collections of nature and botanicals under the handle Miles of Light. Like other collection art, Bacci’s work masterfully catalogs pieces — dried flowers, herbs and beach-findings can be seen throughout her work — and photographs them against a neutral background. Spy a few of our favorites below, including collections of dried flowers that are so heartbreaking yet magical, and head on over to Etsy for more.
Netherlands-based photographer and illustrator Anja Mulder catalogs eclectic little collections of rocks, postcards, nature and more. Like Cassia Beck and Sabine Timm, her collections are beautifully photographed — usually with a backdrop of antiquated wood — and are put together in such a way that tells a story, from evoking nature walks to childhood memories. Peek at a few of her collections — including postcards of her photographs, children’s toys, feathers, and fungi — after the jump, and visit Ms. Mulder over on her website.
In her series, Miniature Interior, Germany-dwelling artist Sabine Timm evokes childhood memories through the use of doll house-esque housewares. Timm layers the petite objects to form faces in furniture, stacks reminscent of Hoarders, or whimsical displays of trees blooming from homes. There’s also an off-kilter vibe to the collection thanks to the usage of the objects, which are either stacked together in piles or neatly lined-up in a row. Both the neat and messy displays transport us back to being a little girl and moving around doll house furniture, yet with an added unsettling feeling that we can’t put our finger on. Check out Ms. Timm’s unique collection of open rooms after the jump.
Photographer Cassia Beck’s dreamy photographs transform just about anything into lovely little works of art. Her series, Collections, caught our eye with vintage-tinged pictures depicting knick-knacks, novels, plants, records, and more clustered together. Whether they’re placed neatly in rows (like Beck’s antiquated Penguin books) or randomly scattered about (like her collection of metallic threads), her photographed treasures transport onlookers into a whimsical world where pastels run wild and objects that aren’t normally visually appealing (like quail eggs) suddenly become attractive. Peek at Ms. Beck’s organized collectibles after the jump.