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 for taking pictures was late at night. This is how my passion for night photography started, during my random Parisian wanderings.

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 stream of night thoughts, a photographic 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 fill my lungs with purity, 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