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!
I want more of this guy! FYI: His name is Tyler.
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
photos via M &
feat. JAIR PHOTOGRAPHED BY JULIÁN MERLO IN MONTSERRAT | BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
most B&W vintage pics via Myselfixion
keeping my eye on this tumblr (featuring nudes)
MORE images (w/ titles & names of artists) HERE @ 19th CENTURY BOYFRIEND
PAST SISSYDUDE/ 19th Century Boyfriend posts HERE & HERE
JIM WIGLER on TUMBLR
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