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René Delbar

I am a passionate amateur photographer, living in Belgium, with a preference for documentary portraits and street photography. Occasionally I venture into other disciplines like portrait or architecture.

I can't remember NOT having a camera around, as both my grandfather and my father were professional photographers. I probably understood how a darkroom works before I could read or write. I also got spoiled by having professional equipment around - the start of an expensive addiction…

My professional career put me at the forefront of technical and business innovation in electronic image capture, processing and reproduction technology and in printing and publishing workflows. Combined with my roots, that left me with a strong fascination for the technical ins and outs of photography.

For 40+ years I was a Nikon (D)SLR shooter. Then, at Photokina 2010, I discovered the Fujifilm X100 and things started to change. Since 2014 I have fully transitioned to the X-universe. 

I am active in the management of the Belgiumdigital photo community, and as an editorial board member and regular contributor at the Belgian photo magazine Shoot.