What We Do?

We intend to encourage people with disabilities, try to lift their optimism and help to overcome bias in order to reduce prejudices against all physically disabled worldwide.

Overcome Bias

Positive Outlook

Enlightenment

Show Courage

Society and the press have conditioned us to define beauty as physical perfection. In some cases this definition of beauty takes on bizarre forms. Some top models appear to be anorexic and are frankly walking skeletons. Something like less than 1% of the population would meet this criteria of beauty and the rest of the population should feel inferior as they are either too fat or short or wear glasses.

We are Ampworld

Beautiful Models

Do you want to see stunning models despite of an amputation or born with a missing limb, convince yourself of the real beautifulness - with the largest model portfolio in the world and models from almost every country and with any kind of amputation. Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder.

Book a Model for your Project

If you are a casting agent, art director, television producer any other kind of talent scout and you like to book one of our beautiful models, please get in touch with us. Most of our models are available for commercial modelling jobs for any kind of tv presence, fashion show, magazines or events.

Become an Ampworld Model

If you or someone you know wants to be a model for our project and have a professional photo shoot, is open minded or could benefit from our shooting and is between the ages of 16 and 40, has lost at least one limb or is born like that, get in touch with us and apply for a professional photo shoot.

Who is Behind All This?

This website is the brainchild of my wife who lost her left leg above-knee after a tragic traffic accident. Ever since she was a child, my wife had dreamt of becoming a professional model. However, the eye-opener came when she entered a model competition a couple of years ago. Being ashamed of her physical condition my wife had hidden the fact that she was wearing a prosthetic leg. It was only during the last round of the contest when the judges eventually noticed the artificial leg. My wife was disqualified straight away.

Ultimately, this harsh experience was the driving force to create a website in order to help people with physical disabilities to work as professional models. ampworld.de also intends to encourage people with disabilities, tries to lift their optimism and hopes to help to overcome bias in order to reduce prejudices against all physically disabled worldwide.

Sadly, society’s general acceptance of disabled people - as models and as people who, and despite their physical challenges, manage to lead a normal life - strongly varies from country to country. For example, it is rather commonplace in the United Sates to wear prosthetics without any cosmetics. The Netherlands even stage an annual modelling contest for disabled people which is fully covered on television on a Saturday evening primetime by one of the largest broadcasting companies of the country. However, and predominantly in some of the eastern European countries, people with disabilities are widely discriminated against and find themselves often being socially outcast. To anyone with a disability, this kind of intolerance is a devastating strain on a positive outlook on life. Unfortunately, we have had more than one opportunity to witness this with our own eyes. Needless to say that we were shocked, distressed and grieved.

We strongly believe that every little success helps to lift the optimism of those who are concerned and conveys the important message that no-one on this planet should be coerced into a feeling of inferiority simply because of a physical disability.

The aims of our website

Inevitably, we cannot change all these long-standing stereotypes, intolerances and inequality issues in many countries simply over night. However, we strongly believe that every little success helps to lift the optimism of those who are concerned and conveys the important message that no-one on this planet should be coerced into a feeling of inferiority simply because of a physical disability.

Our aim is to demonstrate that, firstly, “beauty” and “disability” are by no means contradictory terms. Secondly, disabled people are as happy and have the same quality and standard of life as their able-bodied contemporaries (just why do the latter always think otherwise?). Thirdly, working as a professional model is possible. And last but not least: there is no point in worrying about finding the right guy, girl, partner or soul mate, and also no reason to hide from the world because of a physical disability.

You know you're not supposed to stare at people with disabilities. But why not? What if you accidentally see an amputee who was attractive and looked great? Why should you turn your head away? And furthermore, why isn't this person supposed to be attractive? Clearly there is a barrier between people with disabilities, especially amputees, and those who feel themselves attracted to them and want to know them better, and vice-versa. That is blatant prejudice and it needs to change.

Viceland Magazine, Constance Goldmann

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Apply as an ampworld model.

If you are an arm or leg amputee and would like to take part in a professional photo session carried out by a famous and professional fashion photographer backed up by a team of cosmeticians and stylists with the aim of possibly being a new model for our website, send us an application.

In addition to receiving copies of all of the wonderful photos, we will also give you a DVD copy of the documentary film we will make of the photo session, so that you will always remember an enjoyable day with our relaxed and easy going team. We will, of course, cover all your travel expenses. Any information about yourself or photos you send us will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be passed on to any other parties.

The photos and the video shooting will be published in our Membership Area. The copyright to the photos will remain with Ampworld and will not be sold on to third parties. Any enquiries or offers of employment from agencies or magazines will be passed on to you immediately and we will always be available to advise you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you provide us your telephone number, we will gladly call you back to answer all questions you may have.

Photo Shoots

If you or someone you know wants to be a model for our project and have a professional photo shoot, is open minded or could benefit from our shooting and is between the ages of 16 and 40, has lost at least one limb or is born like that, get in touch with us and apply for a professional photo shoot.

What is Our Process?

Just send us your application or get in contact with us through our Instagram channel.

  1. Senden sie uns eine Bewerbung
  2. Talk with us
  3. Travel to Greece
  4. Have a wonderful experience

Some Facts

  • Wonderful Locations
  • Absolutely Free
  • Female Fashion Photographer
  • Cosmetician & Stylist
  • All Travel Expenses
  • All Accomodation Expenses
  • Meals and Refreshments

The trouble was, everyone kept telling me to love myself despite of my disability but they didn't really tell me how to. These shooting days with Ampworld boosted my self confidence in a way I never thought it is possible and it was by far the most changing and wonderful time of my life.

Model Katarina

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