REMINISCENCES - Extract from the text written by Gérard Larnac

What could be as beautiful as the chance meeting on a tintype between an old machine and a human shadow wandering along the dark workshop of an abandoned factory? Last year, Ana Tornel seized this place to tell about those times, to tell about those men… Undoubtedly, photographic magic succeeds in harmonizing unconnected periods and the present time by mending and weaving again all the threads of the weft. Oblivion is the main subject in the slow work of vanishing that we want to register with an image. And then scratches and spots leave an indelible trace on the wet collodion plate, this old process used by the artist with an extremely contemporary approach.