Founded by veteran and artist, Colt Dickerson, in December of 2016, Elan Vital Media set out to combine different types of creative genres into a single point of contact – without all the drama and politics that is plaguing society. EVM is dedicated to bringing viewers and readers the most epic and intense experience possible – showcasing the best of the best of upcoming talent within a variety of creative fields – music, photography, writing, video, modeling, and more, all in one place. We strive to ensure you get the best visual and audio experience when visiting our site and we hope that the content you read and view inspires you and motivates you in some way.
Part of what EVM does on top of that, is supporting charity – primarily a veteran’s based organization, with each volume of the magazines. Every April we will announce a new charity we will be sponsoring throughout the entirety of the volume – everything sold on our website, whether it be apparel, wall art, or the magazine’s themselves, has a chunk of profit going to that charity. At the end of each volume, we’ll announce how much we raised through the year, and present the charity with a payment!
EVM pays our contributors. As an independent company ran by artists, we know the value of your work. While we don’t have a lot in overhead, and almost 50% of our profits go to charity, we still strive to send out payments to the artists that contribute. Each magazine features the top contributors and staff of EVM – they all get a split percentage of the profit of that issue. Our print lab – producing amazing wall art for your home, office, garage, studio – has a commission towards the artist that produced it. Our apparel – if designed by outside artists – has a commission attached to it. What makes this awesome? Well, we don’t sell wall art and apparel or produce magazines for everyone and their friends. We limit the sales to a certain amount. As each new volume begins, magazine issues begin to disappear off the availability list. As we sell a certain number of apparel items with a specific design on it, that item will no longer be available. Our wall art is limited to only so many orders per run and type of print. Everything is limited edition.
2018 is going to be a bigger year for EVM than 2017 – we’ve got concert coverage lined up (local and mainstream), convention coverage, fashion show coverage, apparel being released, new artists being featured weekly (musicians, tattoo artists, writers, photographers, models, makeup artists, and more), tutorials planned, our take on trending concepts and much more.
Throughout the year, EVM publishes magazines focused on photography. Each year, we plan on introducing a new type of magazine into our ranks. Currently, we have EVM (open style modeling with themes) and Exclusiv (boudoir, lingerie, and artistic nudes and implieds). You can read more about those below.
Elan Vital Magazine is dedicated to bringing you tutorials in modeling, photography, make-up artistry, hair styling, wardrobe designing, and more. In addition to these articles, we will also be focusing on photographer and model portfolios. We are a bit different as we will be doing themed issues but we will not be requiring a specific style for the themes – meaning if you shoot bodypaint, if it matches the theme, submit it! All submissions are welcome, but will be limited as far as what we accept for website editorials or magazine editorials. Website features, we usually limit to 4 per month and we only accept the top 5 external submissions into the magazine issue each month. For more info on the Volume 2 themes and guidelines to submit, go to EVM Submissions.
Our goal, as a magazine, is to help artists in the modeling industry get ahead as well as getting them published and their work out to the public; this includes makeup artists, stylists, photographers, models, designers, promoters, etc. We do pay you for your submissions if we decide to publish them. In most instances, you’ll be notified of publication selection within a week of our monthly deadline (the 15th every month), if not sooner. The submitter/owner of the image(s) copyright will be the sole payee, unless the submitter has written agreement from the copyright holder or it’s shared copyright, and a release/agreement will be signed prior to publication. We believe everyone deserves credit where credit is due. Please see our submission guidelines for more information.
Exclusiv is the magazine dedicated to empowerment, inspiration, making a statement – not being mundane in the world of ordinary. We’re body positive and we’re bosses. Exclusiv offers a way for independent models and photographers to get into an outlet to have their work reach potentially hundreds of thousands of people. Exclusiv is focused on bringing the reader the best quality boudoir, lingerie, and artistic nude and implied artwork directly to you. Additionally, we hope to serve as an inspiration for people to overcome their fears and obstacles by sharing others’ stories and bringing them to light in a positive way – unlike mainstream, which mostly only focuses on the negative because it brings in bias and creates conflict and raises their profits. Let’s prove them wrong.
Our goal, as a magazine, is to help artists in the modeling industry get ahead as well as getting them published and their work out to the public; this includes makeup artists, stylists, photographers, models, designers, promoters, etc. We do pay you for your submissions if we publish them. In most instances, you’ll be notified of publication selection within a week of our monthly deadline (the 1st of every month), if not sooner. The submitter/owner of the image(s) copyright will be the sole payee, unless the submitter has written agreement from the copyright holder or it’s shared copyright, and a release/agreement will be signed prior to publication. We believe everyone deserves credit where credit is due. Please see our submission guidelines for more information at Exlcusiv Submissions.