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Our latest edition

Check out the newest addition to our collection: Elska Haifa (Israel)

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 Yehonathan B-Y, from Elska Haifa

This is Yehonathan B-Y, from Elska Haifa

This is Dotan M, from Elska Haifa

This is Dotan M, from Elska Haifa

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 Or R, from Elska Haifa

This is Or R, from Elska Haifa

This is Amir S, from Elska Haifa

This is Amir S, from Elska Haifa

Elska Ekstra

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

Sold individually or included with 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 the various gay apps 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.

You may also contact us if you'd like to go on our list to be part of a future Elska in your city.

This is Eyal R, from Elska Ekstra Haifa

This is Eyal R, from Elska Ekstra Haifa

This is Hany A, from Elska Haifa

This is Hany A, from Elska Haifa

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 MC Slater, from Elska Ekstra Haifa

This is MC Slater, from Elska Ekstra Haifa

This is Faraz A, from Elska Mumbai

This is Faraz A, from Elska Mumbai

This is Jian-Kiang L, from Elska Brussels

This is Jian-Kiang L, from Elska Brussels

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 Toni K, from Elska Helsinki

This is Toni K, from Elska Helsinki

This is Mine H, from Elska Taipei

This is Mine H, from Elska Taipei

What's next for Elska?

Every two months there's a new Elska edition in a new Elska city, and in the coming year we'll be finally filling in some map-gaps from the southern hemisphere. 

As always, we love getting your suggestions of cities and invitations to shoot you in your cities. Keep these coming, and keep a look on our social media an on Elska Online, for updates of what's new and where we're headed.

And don't forget to join our mailing list at the bottom of this page.

    This is Richard W, from Elska Toronto

    This is Richard W, from Elska Toronto

    This is Yuval Z, from Elska Ekstra Haifa

    This is Yuval Z, from Elska Ekstra Haifa

    This is Samson Z, from Elska Ekstra Haifa

    This is Samson Z, from Elska Ekstra Haifa

    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 PIeterjan V + Nikolas L, from Elska Brussels

    This is PIeterjan V + Nikolas L, from Elska Brussels