Fani-Kayode and Hirst created a photographic world in which the body is the focal site for an exploration of the relationship between erotic fantasy and ancestral spiritual values.
What they brought back from their travels into such nocturnal spaces are glimpses into a world illuminated by the ancient enigma of something so violent, so marvellous and so tragic as to be unrepresentable: the human condition of ecstasy.
Rotimi Fani-Kayode was born in Nigeria in 1955 and died in London in 1989. Alex Hirst was born in the UK in 1951 and died in 1992. Their common career spanned a mere six years.