About Elska 15 (Bogotá, Colombia):
This Elska edition was made in Bogotá, capital of Colombia. It's our first time in South America and we are excited to put the spotlight on what is perhaps the gayest city in the Latin world.
Inside these 168 pages you'll meet fifteen local men who we shot throughout the city and in their homes, clothed and nude. In fact it's our most naked issue ever, which tells you something about the freeness of the culture here. It's perhaps not what you expect of Colombia, and we're here to show you that most conceptions we have about the country are mis-conceptions!
As usual each of the men accompany their photospreads with a personal story, letting you get to know them (and their city and culture) at an even more intimate level. Perhaps owing to innate Latin romanticism, the stories here are rather on the dramatic and poetic side. Among the texts there's Duv V’s account of falling for a man he couldn’t have - his teacher; there’s Andrés V's piece on how he got away from prostitution; there’s Leonard M's story on building a new Bogotano life after fleeing Venezuela; there’s Mario A’s love elegy to his Gabriel; and there’s Davo O’s tale of depression and his little ragdoll named Clemente.
Then beyond the fifteen Colombians shot on location in Bogotá, you'll meet two more Colombians shot elsewhere from our semi-recurring 'Elska Dehors' section. Here you'll meet Manuel B, shot in Astoria, Queens, and then David O-L, shot in Rhode Island while on a holiday to visit his boyfriend.
Features images of / stories from: Dan G, Mario A + Gabriel P, Andrés V, Alejandro R, Ale C, Will M, Leonard M, Duv V, Manuel B, Davo O, Alejandro P, Germán R-A, David O-L, Juan S, Tato R, and Juan C.
Details and Specs:
Elska Bogotá is 168 pages, including texts in English and Spanish (followed by English translations). The print version is A5 (24cm x 14.8cm / 5.8 x 8.3 in), full-colour, perfect bound, and on 130gsm (90lb) matte paper. One random Elska Collectors' Postcard is inserted inside.
Print version: Elska ships from Germany by standard Deutsche Post. All orders come delivered in discreet packaging. See our FAQ for more details.
E-version: A download link is provided after payment. The file format is PDF, which is universally viewable on iPads, non-Mac tablets, and all sorts of other devices.
Bundle: Includes the print version and e-version of Elska + the e-version of Elska Ekstra. A download link is provided after payment and the print issue will ship within a few days.