My name is Franky Tsang, and I am a story teller. I am a visual person. I draw, paint, and use graphics to express what I see and how I feel.
I had my first contact with a camera, a Leica M6 when I was a kid. One of my uncles was a professional photographer, and in those days when you wanted a family portrait, you had to go to a fully set-up photography studio and have everyone sit really still. The photographer hid behind a 4×5 large format camera which looked like an accordion. I remember they coloured the black and white photos and make them look like a colour photograph. I still have one of his artworks hanging in my studio and I can show you when you drop by.
The portraiture process has changed a lot over the years. My practice is in contrast to my uncle’s, making sure you feel comfortable and relaxed. The aim is to allow my clients to enjoy the process- but the images are just as beautiful.
I love telling a story – especially ones with a happy ending. I already have an inkling of your wedding album will look before shooting photographs of your wedding. When I have a hero shot, I keep an eye out for the shots that support it. When the magic is there, I will capture it. When it is not, I will help create it.
Before I became a professional photographer I worked in the graphic design field. This trained my eyes in composition and detail. I notice little things that people often overlook. I also attempt to frame the picture perfectly, meaning there will be less post production and a more natural feeling to the image.
I believe the simpler the picture it is, the longer it will last. Last but not least, a good portraitist has to have good people skills. I am good at reading people. You’ll find me flying around your guests like a bee in a garden. I hate to be bossy on your day, but sometimes you’ll appreciate my ability to herd a group photo or ensure we are running on schedule for the day and moving through locations without delays.
- Multi award-winner in both national and international photography competitions, including WPPI, APPI, Asia WPI, Head On Portrait Prize.
- Experienced in national Australian and international locations.
- Produces files of quality to be printed as large, fine art prints.