A YOUNG entrepreneur from South Tyneside plans to be a picture of success with the launch of her own photography business.
Georgia Tyrie from South Shields graduated this summer after completing a foundation degree in photography from Newcastle College and like many former students from across the region, she faced a difficult time trying to find suitable employment in the tough economic climate.
Having developed a love of photography at a young age, 21-year-old Georgia always hoped to be able to pursue her passion as a career but was uncertain as to how to turn that dream into a reality.
She said: “I have always had a keen interest in artistic subjects, and in particular enjoyed studying faces and portraits so developing a love for photography was very much a natural progression.
“However, even though photography was something that interested me, I didn’t really know what I needed to do to get started and develop my career.
“I found myself in the same position that a lot of students do with very little chance of employment after they graduate, let alone the opportunity to get a job doing something that I love.”
She worked with Mary Kennedy of South Tyneside-based enterprise agency Tedco, who encouraged her to enrol on the Princes Trust’s Guide to Self Employment course to set up Georgia Claire Tyrie Photography.