Franco D’Angelo first exhibited signs of artistry at the age of ten. Born to Sicilian immigrants, his newly-discovered talents were put to use at the family-owned supermarket where he was presented with the task of coordinating the produce according to textures and colours. Within a year, he gave up fame and fortune in the grocery store aisles to become the youngest fashion consultant in his family. He doled out style advice every Sunday while accompanying an army of his aunts to Toronto’s biggest shopping malls.

At age twelve, Franco received his first camera and, unknowingly, he’d found his first true love. He became obsessed with photography which inspired him to create his own intricate collages. From there, he’d explore new artistic media, eventually working with a variety of objects, from car hoods to bicycles, from wood to paper.