This edition is dedicated to Cardiff, capital of Wales and one of the four national capitals of the UK. A cosmopolitan but often overlooked British city, our journey to Cardiff showed us that there is a unique culture here and that Wales is not just another England. Here it's rugby (not football), red dragons (not red lions), daffodils (not roses), Welshcakes (not scones), and chip shops (not chicken shops)!
The sixteen men featured inside were photographed around the city and in their homes. Some were shot clothed, some nude - it was their choice, but the style was always spontaneous, un-airbrushed and all their own. As usual, each boy’s pictorial spread is accompanied by a self-penned story. The Cardiff issue includes three written in Welsh and even one in Catalan (written by a local university student shot in town).
It's our biggest edition so far, and it's actually Elska's most diverse yet in terms of body size (there’s skinny boys, muscle guys, and requisite rugby lads); and also in terms of age (the guys who chose to participate in the Cardiff edition ranged from 19 to 75). Croeso i Gymru!
Features images of / stories from: Luke C, Ceri V, Wes S, Henry C, Jon D, Dan P, Timbo S, Radek P, Bruce B, Jack S, Oliver D, Robert G, Sam J, Orrie M, Joejoe F, and Dave R.
Details and Specs:
Elska Cardiff is 164 pages, including texts in English, Welsh and Catalan (all with 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.