We use photography, creativity and audience participation to engage people in a variety of topics, working in partnership with exciting organisations, festivals and venues including Tate modern, the British Library, Museum of London and the National Portrait Gallery.
We run photographic projects, events, competitions, exhibitions and workshops with the aim of putting the FUN into photography.
Shoot Experience projects break boundaries and improve communication between participants and their environment, providing an accessible and artistic platform that initiates interaction and discussion.
"Thank you again for helping us host such a fab event! We really loved it and appreciated it."
Teresa Cisneros, Education Curator, Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)
We provide the following photographic services:
> Management of photography projects and activities on behalf of clients, see CASE STUDIES below.
> Photo Treasure Hunts and Photo Storytelling events (photo safari & scavenger hunts),
> Photography workshops,
> Photography competitions,
> Corporate team building events
> representing Commercial photographers for commission
> selling royalty free photos through our Shoot Bank photo library website.
> Shoot London Treasure Maps (pictured below) - an interactive photo treasure hunt through the streets of London. Purchase this pocket photo safari and complete it your own time, on your own or with family or friends.
> Themed Photo Booth (pictured below) equipped with a professional photographer. Liven up any event and help your guests look even more fabulous!
We encourage people to rediscover their everyday environment
and lives through photography.
Our projects encourage people to rediscover their everyday environment and lives through photography. They empower any and every type of person to be creative, with the added bonus of winning prizes (including Olympus Cameras, Mathmos lighting products, Futuremap Designer Maps, National Geographic subscriptions and more...) and becoming an exhibited artist - we print and exhibit your photos in established London and UK galleries at the end of selected projects!
View the full list of our photographic services.
Shoot Experience is the brainchild of Brett Jefferson Stott. Brett is a published
photographer and songwriter with over a decade of experience in design, web and photography.
We produce Shoot Nations each year in partnership with Plan UK. Launched in 2006 Shoot Nations is an annual, global photography project including an online competition, exhibitions and workshops in various countries. The project engages young people each year in a specific theme, be it Climate Change, Governance, or Gender, and their photographic responses to questions around the theme presented to the United Nations in an official ceremony each year.
Shoot Experience manages the creative, technical and photographic responsibilities of the project including the design and build of the website, competition management, workshops delivery, curating and installation of exhibitions and launch parties as well as PR activities. Shoot Experience plays a key role in the project vision helping to secure partnerships with the United Nations, MTV and Olympus.
Project highlights include previous workshops and exhibitions on four continents. The 2009 London exhibition was opened by Harriet Harmen (MP), Kathy Lettte and MTV's Laura Whitmore. Shoot Nations has twice exhibited project photos at the United Nations Secretariat building in NYC. Former Environment minister Ed Miliband hangs two Shoot Nations photos in his department office and media partners have included the Independent, the Guardian, the Times and MTV.
LIVING TOGETHER for the British Council
The British council commissioned Shoot Experience to produce a range of interative photography activities as part of their regional project 'Living Together' who's aim was to encourage cultural interaction between emerging and established countries in Europe and its expanding border.
An arts program of activities included exhibitions, artists talks, workshops and a photography competition across a range of countries from Romania, Albania, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel and the UK to Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Croatia. The project encouraged a creative dialogue about the impact of migration on societies throughout Europe and neighbouring countries, with a focus on South East Europe, and the participation of minority communities in public life.
We were tasked with delivering photography workshop style events in chosen countries that challenged local people's perception of cultural dialogue with a focus on migration. Our photo treasure hunt format was employed to help participants open their eyes to their surroundings. Groups ranged from 30 up to 100 participants. The resulting photographs were printed and added to a local touring exhibition.
Shoot Experience also produced a regional wide photography competition for the project using its website framework which saw over 1,000 entries from all participating countries.
The website has been decommissioned but can be found here for reference: livingtogether.shootexperience.com
A printed catalogue for the competition was designed and produced by Shoot Experience and distributed in all participating countries, seen below.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXPEDITION for 2012
Shoot Experience were commissioned by LOCOG to produce a photographic expedition of the Olympic Park for Open Weekend which started the two year countdown to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
100 competition winners were given an exclusive tour of the Olympic site, gaining pedestrian access to two raised vantage points in addition to being the first into the Velodrome, and meeting Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy!
THE CONCEPT: Delegates took on the role of photographer and journalist team on a VIP press tour, visiting sites not yet seen by the general public with assignments to complete within the allocated time.
The event ended with lunch and a screening of all the photos. See photos from the event
Photo by Sarah Henderson