|《歐美寫真報導雜誌》ELSKA MAGAZINE Issue #22──Stockholm Sweden
•內附Elska Collectors Postcard一張
Elska Stockholm is our twenty-second issue and the first in our new bigger
and better format, including a new paper stock, a textured cover with flaps,
a more spacious layout, and a larger page size and increased page count.
If you don 't already collect Elskas, then now is the time to start.
Stockholm is an incredibly beautiful city, set on a series of islands and full of
grand old buildings and handsome streets. We chose to visit in the winter,
hoping for a setting full of snow and ice, which we got. We also got some of the
warmest and cosiest selection of images yet. The men we met were photographed
wrapped up in hats and coats and scarves outside and then half-naked in cosy
jumpers and nothing else at home, or in nothing at all (but with the heat cranked up).
Stockholm is our third issue set in the Nordic region (after Elska Reykjav?k
and Elska Helsinki) and there are definitely some similarities both in the looks of
the men, in their attitudes, and in the stories they wrote. There 's a coolness,
perhaps even an aloofness about them, giving a sense in their personal stories
that it wasn 't easy for them to open up. There 's also a certain shyness,
or perhaps a lagom-influenced desire to be understated, which is apparent in the way
that their images are more off-guard and relaxed than in images from some other
Elska issues like Los Angeles or London. There 's also a bit of sadness,
or at least of tentativeness, in their stories, perhaps influenced by the factt
hat we met these men in the cold dark winter.
Inside this issue you 'll get to know the real Stockholm through the experiences
of a random set of men from the local LGBTQ community who we met during our visit.
Each was photographed in a natural, documentary-like style in the city and in their homes,
and each contributed a personal story to help you readers get to know them
at an even more intimate level.
Some of the men you 'll meet in Elska Stockholm include:
•Andreas S, who wonders if he 's the 'wrong type of gay ' or if it 's OK to just be himself;
•Albin H, who recounts the moment when he finally came to accept himself for his differences；
•Patrik G, who looks back at the rise, fall, and re-emergence of LGBTQ culture in Stockholm;
•Mathis F, who speaks of the frustrating duality of this city that contains both beauty and misery.
全新Elska Stockholm為200頁。規格為170mm x 240mm
（約6.7 x 9.4英寸），全彩色，縫邊，膠版印刷，130gsm（90lb）
Elska Stockholm is 200 pages. The print version is 170mm x 240mm
(approx 6.7 x 9.4 in), full colour, sewn-bound, offset-printed, and on 130gsm (90lb)
internal matte paper and 280gsm (110lb) textured coated coverage paper with
flaps. One random Elska Collectors ' Postcard is inserted inside.