Model for us
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
Body image and acceptance are hot topics of conversation which is why we always aim to promote our clothing featuring men who represent 'the average bloke on the street'. After all, that's what we all are.
We all wear clothes and we all want to look good and feel comfortable in them. Fashion should be inclusive - for everyone. So our models are not professional catwalk kings, social media 'influencers', reality TV stars or anything else which you wouldn't bump into whilst having a wander about the town centre. They're just normal guys. Mates.
From day one it was always the top priority to showcase our products with a range of ages, body sizes, styles and looks. The world would be a boring place if every one of us looked like a clone so we launched Hamiedog Models.
So far we have worked with loads of local guys who have given up their time to get in front of the camera to model our clothing. We use their images here on our website, on our social media pages and throughout our store in the heart of Whitley Bay.
Our collection ranges from extra small to double extra large, there is no minimum or maximum waist size or chest size for modelling.
We aren't bothered about your height or weight. We don't mind if you have a beard, stubble or are clean shaven. Your biceps size don't really matter. If we're doing a shirtless photo, we couldn't care less whether you're smooth or hairy on your chest and stomach. If you have tattoos or body modifications, that's fine. And if you're a proper super confident bloke who loves the attention - no problem because we will welcome you just as warmly if you're shy and have never done this before.
Basically, none of it matters. No pressure.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
As a small business, while we can't offer you any cash payment for your kindness we are able to give you some free clothing after every photo shoot and you'll be entitled to a discount for life off any purchases you make with us. Plus we will give you digital copies of all final photos and you can do whatever you want with these alongside our eternal thanks and man hugs if you want.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR US?
A professional photography session would cost an absolute fortune so we save money by taking the photos ourselves in store during closed times. This money is invested into the business and goes towards our operating costs including building rent, website fees, card payment charges and general investment in what we do.
More importantly it helps to cement our place in the town as a supporter of local people and the community. Plus, it's a lot of fun.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SHOOT?
All photos are done at our Whitley Bay shop when the store is closed, so usually during the evening or on a Sunday.
We clear the floor and use a simple backdrop, some lighting and that's about it. There are no professional photographers or studio staff - it is you and our manager with a camera and sometimes a mobile phone, which can nowadays take some brilliant shots.
We will agree in advance the date and time, plus the type of clothing we are going to take photos of. You can specify this on the application form, including whether you are happy to go shirtless for some shots e.g. for jeans, shorts, swimwear and general promotional images. Please note that going shirtless is NOT a requirement, it just helps us to plan the content of the session. Some guys are happy with it, some aren't and we will always respect your decision on this matter.
A typical session lasts around 60 to 90 minutes and is completely relaxed.
When we have finished, the photos will be edited over the next few weeks and we will share these with you. If there's any you don't like, we won't use them - simple as that,