By Brian Wellmeier
Growing up in DeKalb County, Rene Victor Bidez was always the smallest kid in school. Most of the other children were into sports, but he liked to draw. He went on to enroll at Georgia Tech as an architecture major, then quickly realized that wasn’t what he wanted, so he left school and enlisted in the military in 1972.
Bidez wanted to be a draftsman, but after the U.S. Navy conducted a series of aptitude tests on Bidez, they sent him to Orlando to learn photography. He said that when the Navy put an old Speed Graphic (more…)