Elska is a project devoted to sharing our voices and our bodies through honest photography and personal stories. Through our publications, we take you to different cities around the world, introduce you to a dozen or so local guys, and let you get to know them and a bit about gay life in their city. Filled with positivity, sincerity, ad-free and lovingly made, Elska is an independent gay mag that you can truly be proud to own.
Elska Magazine is our flagship product, your key to discovering each Elska city through its local boys and local stories. They are over 150 pages, split into individual chapters that focus on a local guy, filled with evocative images taken of him in the city and at home, plus the story he wrote for us. The experience is most intimate, letting readers feel like they’ve travelled there with us and really gotten to know these men.
This edition is dedicated to Berlin, Germany, Europe’s craziest, coolest and gayest city. It’s also one of Europe’s most diverse places, beckoning immigrants since well before the wall came down. Of the fifteen Berliners included, only four are native Germans.
We meet Raphael K., this month’s cover boy, at the Berlin wall as well as nude amongst images of the Alexanderplatz TV tower; Emil T. at the former Templehof Airport; Diego S. at the site of a now destroyed Soviet military facility; Luca R. in the morning-after atmosphere outside the world-famous club Berghain; and more!
This issue also features work by Russian-born artist Fedya Ili of Falko D. wearing just his shoes with some shrubbery and a shopping trolley; and some polaroids by Montréal artist Jonathan Lemieux of his husband naked at home doing the beautifully mundane.
Ondertitel: Local Boys + Local Stories
Auteur: Liam Campbell
Jaar van uitgave: 2018
Aantal pagina’s: 152
Uitgeverij: Elska Magazine