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 Brussels, capital of Belgium and capital Europe as well. Known for its mix of cultures and languages (French and Dutch), for its politics, and for its culinary reputation (think fine chocolates, waffles, frites and beer), Brussels is a frequently visited but still underknown city. There’s a lot beneath the surface and beyond the tourist hotspots, which we’ve really tried to discover here.
In order to help us get to know Brussels more deeply, we met fifteen local boys, each of whom you’ll meet in this issue. We photographed them both at home and out in the streets as they showed us around their city. Then each of them also wrote a story for us, enabling you to get to know them on a more intimate level.
Stories from this edition include Jules B’s ‘how I met my boyfriend’ tale; Pierre B’s letter to his father who passed away; Quintin H’s invitation to look inside his autistic mind; Jian Kiang L’s confessional on living a life constantly trying to impress his parents; and Nizo M’s piece about his love of the one and only Madonna.
Ondertitel: Local Boys + Local Stories
Auteur: Liam Campbell
Jaar van uitgave: 2017
Aantal pagina’s: 160
Uitgeverij: Elska Magazine