|《歐美寫真報導雜誌》ELSKA MAGAZINE Issue #14──Haifa Israel 2017/11
This edition was made in Haifa, Israel.
Known as the country 's most diverse and harmonious city,
this 'capital of the north ' is also incredibly beautiful.
Positioned on the slopes of Mount Carmel with the warm,
blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea at its feet,
Haifa is a most special place that we 're excited to present to you.
Inside Elska Haifa you will meet sixteen local men,
each of whom were photographed throughout the city and/or in their homes.
Each of their intimate photospreads is then accompanied
by a personal story, helping you get to know them even more,
as if you were there in Haifa with us as we met and photographed them.
Owing to the city 's diversity,
our first IsraeliElska features men from various backgrounds - Jews
and Arabs of course, as well as some from the city 's hugepost-Soviet
communities and beyond. Some of the storiesreveal particular struggles,
such as an Arab dealing with coming out to a conservative community,
a Jew desperate to make it through his compulsory military service,
or a new Russian immigrant trying to fit in. These men do reveal some of
their pain, but they share their hope as well. It is this hope that we
encountered all over Haifa that makes us so proud of this edition.
Also included in our semi-recurring 'Elska Dehors ' feature,
we include a series by Dutch photographer and flight attendant Rik Besselink,
chronicling his travels through self-portraits alone in layover hotels.