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.
Elska Guadalajara is our twenty-fourth issue and our second to be shot in Latin America, following our popular Elska Bogotá project. Aside from sharing a Spanish colonial legacy and language, you’ll also find that the men are some of the most open, proud, and daring we’ve met yet. If our Bogotá issue was our most naked issue ever, then this one is even more naked! So yes, the cover (sans censorship kitty) is totally appropriate!
But why Guadalajara? If you’re looking at this wondering why our first Mexican issue was made here and not in Mexico City, then you only need to meet a Tapatio man who’ll tell you quickly how his city of Guadalajara is the true gay capital of the country. It’s this pride that convinced us to come here and made us fall in love with the city.
Inside this issue you’ll get to know a sampling of local guys who we met on our trip, presented through honest photography and intimate storytelling. Some of the men you’ll meet in Elska Guadalajara include:
Daniel R, who talks about how he was able to come out of his shell, with a bit of blind bravery and a bit of trying to impress a crush;
Alejandro G, who opens up about the pain of now being alone in a city whose every corner reminds him of his love, and waits for the day that they can be reunited;
Iván D, who reflects on meeting a straight man who really touched his heart, showing the value of our hetero allies who can be loved and not only feared;
Andrés A, who divulges the intimate details of a hook-up with a guy he met at the gym who he thought was out of his league, imparting a new confidence and convincing him to take more chances.
Auteur: Liam Campbell
Jaar van uitgave: 2019
Aantal pagina’s: 180
Uitgeverij: Elska Magazine