About

Hi there,

I'm Mădălina and I live in Paris. Brand consultant by day, casual photographer by night, I'm also a hiker, forest lover and perfume addict. This is Noctvrna, a (kind of) night photography blog created back in 2010. At that time, my studies were demandingly engulfing the entire day, and the only moment I had for taking pictures was in the evening or late at night. This is how my passion for night photography started, wandering at random through the streets of Paris with a camera and a tripod.

Chapter I: Night Thoughts
Ever since I know myself, I’ve been what they call a "night bird”. At night I feel more alive and sentient than ever. The Night Thoughts chapter is a photographic transcript of night-blooming thoughts, a track of what’s ineffable and twisted in the blurry corners of my mind.

Chapter II: By the Woods
Although By the Woods is mostly a diurnal chapter, it’s not necessarily less moody. The nature I bring here may sometimes be haunted and tortured, other times holy and magic. These trees have a life of their own, they carry stories and wisdom under their bark. Providentially, Paris is surrounded by forests where I can avidly fill my lungs with pure scents, and secretly search for fauns while pretending to pick mushrooms.

Chapter III: On the Road
On the Road started as a photographic diary of a US West Coast road-trip. It slowly grew into a "carnet de voyages" of the places I had the chance to see, sometimes through the dazzled eyes of a tourist, other times through the critical mind of a brand consultant.

Most of the pictures have been taken with my Leica M (type 240) and with the Leica Summilux 50mm lens, my absolute favorite. From time to time, I use the Leica Summicron 35mm and Leica Summicron 75mm.
In case you wish to use some of my photographs, please contact me before.

Enjoy!
Mădălina
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madalina@noctvrna.com