The Shiest Place... with Elias K for Elska Helsinki

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Elias K was the eleventh guy shot in Helsinki, right toward the end of Elska Shoot Week. As was discussed a bit in the 'editor's welcome' in the main Elska Helsinki edition, this city was the most shiest place so far of any Elska city. Considering that this is the thirteenth location we've visited, that's quite a feat. By the time I met Elias, the eleventh guy shot for Elska Helsinki, there hadn't been anyone wanting to do a nude shoot yet, at least not ethnic Finns (we shot two other nudes in Helsinki, but they had non-Finnish ethnic origins).

OK, so maybe it's not fair to separate ethnic Finns from non-ethnic Finns. Elska has always held the belief that you only need to live in the city to be a local - not that you have to be able to trace your ancestry five generations back to there! However I found it strange that no Finnish-blooded men wanted to bare all, even though they're famous for sauna-ing in the buff. There just had to be a reason.

I tried to investigate, and it...

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