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 Cardiff, capital of Wales and one of the four national capitals of the UK. A cosmopolitan but often overlooked British city, our journey to Cardiff showed us that there is a unique culture here and that Wales is not just another England. Here it’s rugby (not football), red dragons (not red lions), daffodils (not roses), Welshcakes (not scones), and chip shops (not chicken shops)!
The sixteen men featured inside were photographed around the city and in their homes. Some were shot clothed, some nude – it was their choice, but the style was always spontaneous, un-airbrushed and all their own. As usual, each boy’s pictorial spread is accompanied by a self-penned story. The Cardiff issue includes three written in Welsh and even one in Catalan (written by a local university student shot in town).
It’s our biggest edition so far, and it’s actually Elska’s most diverse yet in terms of body size (there’s skinny boys, muscle guys, and requisite rugby lads); and also in terms of age (the guys who chose to participate in the Cardiff edition ranged from 19 to 75). Croeso i Gymru!
Ondertitel: Local Boys + Local Stories
Auteur: Liam Campbell
Jaar van uitgave: 2016
Aantal pagina’s: 156
Uitgeverij: Elska Magazine