ABOUT flashpoint Labs

Flashpoint Labs (FPL) is a professional photography agency which provides training and employment opportunities to young people from diverse backgrounds (particularly Indigenous or recently migrated).

It offers a range of free photography training programs for people of all ages and skill levels. The most committed participants are employed as apprentices and receive paid work experience on FPL's assignments.  

FPL offers a full range of photography services (corporate, event and advertising) and has worked with a number of major corporate clients including Westpac, QBE, NAB, ING, Investec and PWC. For every photography job, an apprentice is on the team and involved in a key role. 

Flashpoint Labs was started in 2011 and is run by Saskia Wilson and Tomasz Machnik. It currently employs eight apprentices.

What we've done together 

Vasudhara provided FPL with the funding to hire a Client Relationship Manager, whose focus is to grow its corporate clients.

The rationale for this investment was that a dedicated Client Relationship Manager will help to maximise bookings, which will increase the opportunities for apprentices and provide additional income to support the training programs and general sustainability of the organisation. 

In addition to funding, we have also provided strategic support during the recruitment process to help market the role, interview candidates and negotiate contracts.