Marcel Lefrancq was one of the founding members of the Belgian Surrealist movement in the early 1940s as well as the Haute Nuit avant-garde group, in 1947. Very close to René Magritte the photographer produced an eclectic work that could be as surrealist as it could be traditional. It was mostly his collages that referred to surrealism as they often were mysterious, poetic, peculiar and erotic. His photographies explored diverse experimentations such as solarization but he mainly privileged the use of angles and light to add dynamism and innovation to his images. From the artworks he had to document for the IRPA - an inventory of the art pieces that could be destroyed during World War II - to his gentle nudes and romantic urban night landscapes, Marcel Lefrancq combined tenderness and singularity within a unique production that imprinted Belgium’s Surrealism.