Hi there!

I'm Madalina, Paris-based brand consultant, occasional photographer and hiker, night, forest and perfume addict. This is Noctvrna, created back in 2010 as a personal blog, which has now become a little bit more than that.

"Thoughts & Unthoughts", Noctvrna's core part, is the an ode to the night. Not the night as a temporal unit, but the night as a state of mind open to contemplation and inner explorations. Don't be surprised, confused or angry if not all the pictures are conventional night pictures :), it's not the point.

"By the Woods" is the reflection of the need to evade the big city's concrete walls, in search of the green magic. There are some great forests around Paris and in Auvergne. Maybe a part of me still believes in fauns, or maybe it's just the need to connect with the earth, fill the lungs and brain with the vital scents of the forest.

[soon to come] "On the Road" started as a photographic diary of my US West Coast road-trip. It is now a "carnet de voyages", a trace of all the places where I've been or, at least, of all the places that made an impression on me. Good, bad or mixed :). It's not a travel guide, it's just a subjective view of the small world I've explored. For the moment, you can find the US road trip here. I'm working on fueling it with the other travels.

I hope you'll enjoy Noctvrna.
If you wish to write me or share some thoughts with me, you will find me here. I'd love to hear from you. :)