9 January 2013

Namibia: Photography On the Go

THEY are no strangers to the public eye, especially workers who take their lunch relaxing in the cool shades of the trees at the Zoo Park in Windhoek. These entrepreneurs will take your picture and hand it to you in less than five minutes.

One of them is PJ Junior (26) from Ondobe in the Ohangwena Region. He makes a living by taking pictures of people visiting the Zoo Park in Windhoek. "I like photography. I enjoy seeing people smile when I take their pictures," said Junior.

He admits that it is not always easy, because every day is different.

"Some days I make good money, other days I don't," Junior says.

He even goes around Namibia taking pictures of people for a living, this way he also gets to travel while on the job.

"I am a registered entrepreneur with my own mobile business called, PJ Photo Studio and Investments cc."

He says he buys his equipment from electronic shops and he supports himself and his family in the North with the money he makes. "Weekends are usually the best, but sometimes people take out their stress on a person, sometimes they are rude." However, this does not discourage Junior who says that he is currently busy with a certificate in marketing.

"My message to the unemployed youth is, do you own thing. Just use your mind to get something right."

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