Hotties 2021 Photoshoot

For a 2022 calendar and associated merch

Due to the COVID- 19 pandemic we are changing the way that the Hotties project works for 2021 (don’t worry we plan to return to some kind of normal next year). Our plan is for you to become your own photographers.

What we need


We need Hotties, thats you… honestly it is. We want to show how hot harm reduction is. All you need to do is take a good selfie (or have a friend play with you and hold your… camera). For inspiration take a look at some of the images on the ‘History‘ page. What we are looking for should include:

  • Tasteful nudity – we want you to be nude but we are sensitive to the fact that people put these calendars up on offices and other places where full nudity wouldn’t be appropriate so we ask that you be “tasteful”- which in this case means creatively covering genitals and nipples on boobs (no one cares if they aren’t attached to boobs because sexism is real).

  • Mask action – we’re going with a theme of face masks, if you need to ask why then we suspect you haven’t watched the news for the last year. But feel free to be creative which what mask you wear, and what it covers.

  • Why you do this – as in the reasons that harm reduction and/or taking part in the Hotties project are important to you. In two sentences or less (yes, we understand how hard that is, we have faith in you). We plan to add text from this to the images and to the calendar in general. We will ruthlessly edit if you exceed our two sentence limit.

  • Permission – we need you to confirm that we can use the image. That means that we must have a signed consent form for anyone in the image, and the permission of the person who took the photo (obviously that might be all one person).

  • Proof of age – We need an extra selfie of you holding a government ID with the name and a birthdate visible and readable as well as your lovely face (HINT: hold your ID at the edges so you don’t accidentally cover up the info). We’ll explain more about this later as you fill in the form.

As always with Hotties of Harm Reduction we embrace and celebrate the diversity of humanity on every axis. Obviously only a select few images will make it onto the calendar for next year, but the rest will still be used here on the site, on social media and on random merch.


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Need some tips?

We’ve written a short guide to help you make the most out of taking your photograph, we’ve included advice on location, composition and a few other things that should help.

now you’ve read all that

Send your photograph

Up to you how you send the image to us, the form below has the option off attaching one (under 8mb), or if you want to send more than 1 photo please use a service like WeTransfer and include the link in the “anything else we should know” section on the form.

This form has three sections: Your Details, Model Release and Image Upload.

Your details


    Important bit to read

    The Model release

    Model releases are important because they protect everyone involved, please take some time to read through this in full. It does include legal jargon, but the main meaning of it all is that you understand once we have these images they’re going to be used, it might be online, it might be in print. Money raised will be used to fund harm reduction and no one involved (you or us) is going to make any cash from this.

    I, Your name will appear here, do hereby give The Hotties of Harm Reduction (HOHR), an independent project of People’s Harm Reduction Alliance (PHRA) and Points of Distribution (POD), and parties designated by HOHR/PHRA/POD including clients, licensees, purchasers, designers, printers, distributors, agencies, and periodicals, the irrevocable right to use my nude and clothed photographs for reproduction in any medium including, but not limited to, print and electronic (e.g.: Internet) for purposes of fundraising, artistic representation, advertising, trade, display, exhibition or editorial use. I declare that the photographer who took the photos and I, the model, have an understanding whereby I have the right to give full permission to HOHR/PHRA/POD to use the images I supplied, in both printed and electronic (e.g., .jpg, .gif files etc.) form.

    I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect and approve the finished product or copy that may be used in connection with an image that the photographer has taken of me or the use to which it may be applied. I further understand that as a volunteer I am not entitled to any compensation for my participation in the HOHR project.

    I further understand that all negatives, positives, electronic files, together with any prints shall constitute the property of the Hotties of Harm Reduction solely and completely. I hereby release, discharge and save harmless HOHR/PHRA/POD and photographers, their representatives, assigns, employees, or any person or corporation acting under the permission of the same, including any firm publishing or distributing the finished product, even though the finished product may be distorted, blurred, altered or used in composite forms, in conjunction with factual or fictional text, either intentionally or otherwise. I hereby waive any right to approve the finished photograph, or any copy, which might be used in conjunction with the finished photograph.

    I further release HOHR/PHRA/POD or others for whom they are acting, from any claims for remuneration associated with any form of damage, foreseen or unforeseen, associated with the proper commercial or artistic use of these images unless it can be shown that said reproduction was maliciously caused, produced and published for the sole purpose of subjecting the model to conspicuous ridicule, scandal, reproach, scorn and indignity.

    Further in acknowledgement that though these photographs may be taken on public property they are not being taken at the request of or on behalf of any locations of photographs, or any other property owners not named here. Therefore, I hereby release the above and any of their officers, employees, agents, students or volunteers from any claim or action whatsoever for damages, loss or injury suffered by me or any claim brought against me arising as a result of the said activities unless such damages, loss or injury are due to a negligent act or omission of any other property owners not named here, their officers, employees, agents, students or volunteers.

    I acknowledge that the photography session was conducted in a completely proper and professional manner, and this release was willingly signed. I affirm that I am more than 18 years of age. I have read this release and fully understand its contents. I certify that I have provided a representative of HOHR/PHRA/POD a copy of my Driver's License or some form of signed, picture ID with my birth date on it in order to participate in the Hotties of Harm Reduction Project.

    Your name (from your ID): Your ID name will appear here

    Confirm that you have read and agree to the information above: I understand


    Almost Done

    Send your photograph

    So obviously you are the person in the photograph (if not, please don’t send it, have then do it instead). But did you take it?

    Has the photographer given permission to use their work: Yes
    File upload there is an 8mb limit on file uploads. If your file is larger than 8mb please upload a sample version and include a note above to let us know you have a large version available:


    ID for age confirmation

    ID: We need an extra selfie of you holding a government ID with the name and a birthdate visible and readable as well as your lovely face (HINT: hold your ID at the edges so you don’t accidentally cover up the info).

    This is for three reasons:

    1. We want to make sure these are your photos and that you have the right to give them to us.
    2. Because this is a (semi) nude endeavour and we only want pictures of folks over 18.
    3. To be on the safe side of (crappy) sex worker hostile laws like 2257 and SESTA and FOSTA.

    Obviously reasons 1 and 2 are most important to us but we thought you should know about how much we hate 2257, SESTA and FOSTA- laws that further endanger and actively harm sex workers. These laws are so ambiguous that we honestly feel concerned about their implications for a project as benign as this one.

    We will not, under any circumstances, release any information from your ID to any outside party for any reason because we acknowledge that this SUCKS for people who may not use their legal name or gender and we want to make it clear that we take your privacy really seriously in this matter. To ensure that- only one person on the project will access those files to verify you and we will use the name you tell us to on your model release in any written materials, acknowledgments etc.

    PS. If you’re looking for a legal change check out the National Center for Transgender Equality’s ID and document hub for guidance on how to change your legal information in your area."

    ID Photo Upload please attach a photo of you and your ID here, as explained above this is a legal requirement for us to use the images you send.

    By sending this you agree to the use of this image being used on the Hotties project going forward, this can include (but is not limited to) appearing in the calendar but also on other merchandising (posters/prints etc), news articles appearing elsewhere and social media. You understand that once the image is put online the nature of the internet is that it's likely there forever (but we are confident that you look amazing in it): Yes I understand

    Where does the money raised go?

    Funds raised by the Hotties of Harm Reduction will be used for organizations with budgets of a $200,000 or less and the Points of Distribution Start Up and Service Gap Fund which provides free harm reduction supplies to new and emerging harm reduction organizations and those experiencing a gap in funding/supplies who demonstrate need.
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