Who am i
Franky Tsang, our founder and lead photographer. He was given his first camera by his uncle (a professional photographer) at eight years old. He taught Franky the foundations of photography and how to look at the world through a lens. He has remained a visual person since then.
Franky worked in the graphic design and printing industries, before changing to web design and development from the year 2000. He started his career as a professional wedding photographer in 2008. Franky graduated from University of New South Wales (UNSW) and University of Sydney (USYD) with a Bachelor of Information System and Master of Multimedia Design.
Faces fascinate him the most and the way portraiture allows him to use people skills to capture the spirit of a subject within a short period of time. He enjoys the challenge of bringing out personality in his subjects.
He has been recognised by major awards since 2009, as a finalist in Australian Life (Art and About Festival), the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize and the Head On Portrait Prize (where he was awarded People’s Choice Award in 2010).
He has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and Hong Kong, including a solo exhibition at the Australian Center of Photography. In 2015, he was part of the Canon Australia’s “The Lab” series, an experiment in portrait photography perspectives which went viral (https://www.canon.com.au/explore/the-lab-decoy-a-portrait-session-with-a-twist).
Franky is a founding committee member of Unfinished – a free forum for photographers to share personal work with the broader community of artists and curator. The projection night has built a strong reputation over eight years, showcasing hundreds of artists’ work to thousands of people in its live audience. Presenters have included Craig Golding (winner of six World Press Photo awards). Gerrit Fokkema, who works alongside Franky on Unfinished described him as essential to the group and an important element to its cohesion and vision.
In 2016 Franky formalised his longstanding team of collaborators, launching his own prestige photography studio in Sydney CBD focused on wedding and portrait photography. Divon Photography Studio has has quickly become one of the most well-known wedding photography studios, attracting work across Sydney alongside international commissions.
Franky often says that as wedding photographers, you need to have different hats at different times on the day. Skills in portraiture, fashion, landscape, product, documentary and fine art photography are all drawn on as he works in his favourite field.
“Every wedding is unique and personal,” he explains, “It cannot be redone. You just have to be at the right place at the right time and capture the moment without the option of take-two.”
His wedding portfolio was first recognised in 2011 from AIPP. Franky joined WPPI in 2015 and quickly received silver and silver distinction awards. In 2019, his portraiture won first place in the print competition under Groom Alone category, Non-Wedding Day at the Pre-Wedding division. He also been titled as the Photographer of the Year 2020 by Asia WPA.