Franky Tsang – Sydney – Australia
Tell us about Divonweddingphotography
“At Divon Photography, we believe that your wedding photos should be as timeless, classic, and intimate as your wedding itself.”
– Franky Tsang, Founder, and Lead Photographer, Divon Photography
Divon Photography is a Sydney-based wedding photography and videography company. The award-winning team has more than 10 years of experience in the wedding industry, coming from diverse backgrounds that range from portraiture to interior design to video and sound. They were a close-knit group of professionals and have worked together since 2008 when they were known as Beani Photography. Since then, they have been committed to building Divon Photography into one of the most well-known and prestigious photography studios in Sydney.
At Divon Photography, they aim to be so much more than just your wedding photographer. they were truly passionate about telling your unique love story through film and will work hard to bring your vision to life. The talented team will spend time getting to know you to make your personality shine through your wedding photos and videos.
To them, photography is equal parts art and emotion. They approach each wedding with a unique lens and tailor our techniques to suit the couple we’re working with.
On your wedding day, you should feel confident that your photographer will capture exactly what you want. That’s why they were passionate about building a genuine connection with you before the big day arrives.
What was the journey that brought you to what you do?
Franky Tsang, the 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 in the year 2000. He started his career as a professional wedding photographer in 2008. Franky graduated from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the 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 the personality in his subjects.
He has been recognized 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 the 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 Canon Australia’s “The Lab” series, an experiment in portrait photography perspectives that 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 curators. 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 of its cohesion and vision.
In 2016 Franky formalized his longstanding team of collaborators, launching his own prestige photography studio in Sydney CBD focused on wedding and portrait photography. Divon Photography Studio 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 of the day. Skills in portraiture, fashion, landscape, product, documentary, and fine art photography are all drawn on as he works in his favorite 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 recognized in 2011 by 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 has also been titled the Photographer of the Year 2020 by Asia WPA.
What’s behind your success?
What’s a mistake you’ve made that you’ll never make again?
Being late to the venue
What do you love about working in the wedding industry?