the age of 11 Rotimi lived abroad,
both in the USA and in Britain,
but maintained close links with
Nigeria and with Yoruba culture.
Black Male / White Male (Gay
Men’s Press, April 1988)
was his first collection of work
to be published in book form.
It represents an exploration
of some of his particular obsessions,
the location of desire and of
forbidden dreams within the matrix
of differing cultures. His photographs
express the belief that magic,
masquerade and erotic delirium
are essential elements in challenging
the impoverishment of the soul.
His work also appears in the
book Rotimi Fani-Kayode & Alex
Hirst (Editions Revue Noire,