ELSKA: Issue (05) was made in Taipei, Taiwan. It’s our first edition to leave Europe, and we chose what’s fast becoming Asia’s LGBT capital as its setting. As a country whose identity can be associated with defiance against Chinese communism, Taiwan’s spirit of freedom spreads into the gay community, with one of the most vibrant and open scenes on the Asian continent. The response from Taipei’s local boys was so great that this became the hardest issue to edit down.
Not to be overlooked, showcasing Asian men, especially in a way that highlights their sexuality, is still a rarity among gay publications, or among all publications for that matter. Despite the bombardment of advice that no one would buy an Asian issue, we did it anyway, because of course Elska believes that all men are beautiful, sexy, and totally lovable. “No fats, no fems, no Asians” – fuck that! BUY ISSUE HERE
My New Boyfriend Gemi!!!
Purchase Gemi’s ELSKA EKSTRA HERE!
… IS A BI-MONTHLY MALE PHOTOGRAPHY, CULTURE AND TRAVEL BOOKAZINE. EACH ISSUE IS SHOT IN A DIFFERENT CITY WITH LOCAL BOYS AND LOCAL STORIES. THE PHOTOS OF THE GUYS ARE UN-AIRBRUSHED AND THE TEXTS THEY WRITE ABOUT THEIR LIVES ARE UNEDITED, GIVING YOU AN AUTHENTIC AND INTIMATE EXPERIENCE. ELSKA IS MADE WITH LOVE AND CELEBRATES HONESTY, DIVERSITY, AND THE BEAUTY OF THE EVERYDAY MAN. WE ARE HERE TO EXPLORE THE WORLD THROUGH ITS MEN, MAKING YOU FEEL LIKE A WELCOMED GUEST THROUGH EACH COLLECTIBLE ISSUE.
Thanks ELSKA for supplying me with these great photos!
Cassandro El Exotico, a Mexican wrestler, owns a championship belt. But the biggest difference between this lucha libre wrestler and his opponents is his garb. In a sport of rampant machismo, Cassandro stands apart. With an outfit that mixes masculine and feminine styles, and a fierce determination to win, the openly gay wrestler defies stereotypes and looks great doing it.
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these 8 pics of Miguel Rual by Joan Crisol via see the rest of the pics from this set @ Homotography
these two shots by OTTER J
photo above by daniel ford
banana pic via Alexander B
Fallos emerges at the intersection of the work of two artists who set out to undermine the reality of photographic images and of personal image. Marc Martin and Arthur Gillet are fascinated by different hypostases of maleness, archaic as well as contemporary, and their work is informed by this obsession. They postulate that the many masks of maleness and manliness don’t cover lies, but that they are honest accessories for the manifestation of desire.
Read the rest @ MARC MARTIN
Buy the photo book HERE
FALLOS ► Arthur Gillet & Marc Martin
Berlin 2016, March 26th
Dencker + Schneider Art Gallery
From illusory manliness to manly illusions
2016, March 25th / May 5th
Past SISSYDUDE GILLET post list HERE!
Martin’s FACEBOOK page HERE
these two sexy shower shots via ridin the gainz train