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 Sydney’ is our thirtieth issue, which also marks five years of the Elska project. For this landmark edition we decided to make our second trip to Australia, following one of our most popular ever editions ‘Elska Perth’. This time we decided to invite our readers to select which Aussie city to choose, and Sydney was the winner (Melbourne came a close second – they’re time will come one day).
It’s no surprise that we’d eventually spotlight Sydney. As one of the world’s ‘big gay capitals’, famous in particular for perhaps the world’s biggest pride celebration Mardi Gras, it’s also one of the most beautiful settings of any city on the planet. However, our arrival came right at the end of one of the worst ever summers of bushfires, making the sky a strange dirty colour (which is visible in several of the images here), and right at the very beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak. Nevertheless, the enthusiasm of the men we met here could not be quashed, as they were keen to show us their city. Elska is rather known for its honesty, and here is one of the most honest issues of all, with stories that reveal what’s great and what could be better about Sydney, and images that show lots of beautiful perfections and not just that Bondi Beach kind of gloss.
Auteur: Liam Campbell
Jaar van uitgave: 2020
Aantal pagina’s: 196
Uitgeverij: Elska Magazine