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Our latest edition

Check out the newest addition to our collection: Elska Cape Town (South Africa)

What is Elska?

Elska is a bi-monthly male photography and culture publication. Each edition is shot in a different city, featuring photospreads of around fifteen local guys who we happen to meet there, plus stories from each.

It's not about celebrities or models, and no one is giving you fashion advice or telling you how to live your life. It's just about exploration and honesty; resulting in an intimate, diverse, and revealing experience that invites you to travel to each city along with us and get to know these men.

Head to the shop now to explore more.

 This is  Kai B,  from Elska Cape Town.

This is Kai B, from Elska Cape Town.

 This is  Jean-Bosco M , from Elska Cape Town.

This is Jean-Bosco M, from Elska Cape Town.

Where can I buy Elska?

Elska is available in a classic print 'bookazine' or in a downloadable e-version. Both can be ordered online, or you can also find them sold in select shops in over thirty cities around the world.

Click for our list of stockists.

Click for our online shop.

 This is  Jono B , from Elska Cape Town.

This is Jono B, from Elska Cape Town.

 This is  Joniff C , from Elska Cape Town.

This is Joniff C, from Elska Cape Town.

Elska Ekstra

Also available is Elska Ekstra, our companion e-zine with behind the scenes tales, outtakes, extra stories, and extra boys. 

Pick up Elska Ekstra Cape Town here or get it included as part of a Deluxe Annual Subscription.

Who are the Elska Boys?

When we make Elska, we don't scout for any particular type of man. We basically put out announcements on social media and throw messages around various apps and sites looking for volunteers. Then we shoot who we get, first come first served. The only criteria is that they live in the city and that they're willing to write a story and be photographed.

 

 This is  JP de C , from Elska Cape Town.

This is JP de C, from Elska Cape Town.

 This is  Ale C , from Elska Bogotá.

This is Ale C, from Elska Bogotá.

What are the stories all about?

Each subject is asked to write a text, some tale from his life to help us get to know him and a perhaps bit about what it's like to live in his city. The topics vary widely: a night out; a first date; coming out; a day in the life; whatever!

Some are fantastic reads and others are, frankly, less so, but that's part of the charm! Not every guy we meet is a literary genius any more that he is some perfect looking model/porn star. What you are getting is each guy's true voice and perspective, and that's part of what makes Elska the most sincere and authentic publication out there.

 This is  Latheem G  ,  from Elska Cape Town.

This is Latheem G, from Elska Cape Town.

 This is  Faraz A , from Elska Mumbai.

This is Faraz A, from Elska Mumbai.

 This is  Sasha B (and Tema P) , from Elska Istanbul.

This is Sasha B (and Tema P), from Elska Istanbul.

Who does the photography?

Elska was founded in London by Liam Campbell. He travels personally to all the locations and shoots over 95% of all the images published in Elska.

We occasionally also publish submissions from guest photographers in our recurring 'Elska Dehors' features. 

 This is  Ashley S , from Elska Cape Town.

This is Ashley S, from Elska Cape Town.

 This is  Toto S , from Elska Taipei.

This is Toto S, from Elska Taipei.

Do you want to be in Elska?

Fill out the form below and we'll keep you on our list if we ever come to your city to shoot.

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     This is  Richard W , from Elska Toronto.

    This is Richard W, from Elska Toronto.

     This is  Jannie B , from Elska Cape Town.

    This is Jannie B, from Elska Cape Town.

     This is  Menzi   C , from Elska Cape Town.

    This is Menzi C, from Elska Cape Town.

    Please support us.

    In a world where films are routinely torrented, music is just streamed, and art is copied + pasted around, artists are routinely unvalued. I work very hard to make Elska and I do my best to deliver something that readers can enjoy and be proud of. 

    If you can afford to buy some editions or even subscribe, please do. It helps a lot, especially considering that we're not a subsidiary of the Wal-Mart Corporation. You can also pledge an amount of your choice via our Patreon page

    xx

    Liam

     This is  Phijo S  ,  from Elska Cape Town.

    This is Phijo S, from Elska Cape Town.