PHOTOGRAPHER Josh Brnjac is taking a shot at making a living from his passion by setting up his own business in Frankston at the age of just 15.
The Somerville resident has set up a business in Frankston in the Frankston Foundry co-working space established last year.
His entrepreneurial efforts in booking about $20,000 in sales with the help of mural company Pickawall Australia has seen the budding businessman named the first Peninsula Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
“Many people assume because of my age I am inexperienced or I charge painfully low rates, but this is something that I advocate strongly against. I’ve learnt to value my work and skillset. I’ve been very lucky so far to garner interest and respect for my work from family, friends and importantly clients,” he said.
“I’ve also been able to donate close to $1000 to a youth development charity I partner with. My business model and strategy for this year allows me to continue my charitable efforts while also achieving duplicated levels of growth.”
The Peninsula Young Entrepreneur of the Year is a Rotary Club of Frankston Sunrise and Frankston Business Network award.
Recipients receive $1000, a Frankston Business Network membership, a 3-month membership to the Frankston Foundry and mentoring from Rotary board members.
An exhibition of Josh Brnjac’s work called Coast to Coast – Through the Eyes of the Young will be hosted at Frankston Arts Centre, 27-37 Davey St, Frankston on 8 June-5 July.
See artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au or call 9784 1060 for details.
- More on Josh Brnjac’s photography will be featured in the May edition of Peninsula Essence magazine