Rotimi Fani-Kayode's work takes my breath away every time I see it. His work is mostly up-close portraits and self portraits that focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality. His photos often have a stark difference in tones and have high contrast that evoke feelings of stress and confusion while also making you feel grounded within the photograph. My favorite photos of his are the ones in which he uses object as metaphors within his photographs. From eggs to birds to a traditional African bust, he uses these things to inform the viewer, on a deeper level, of what is going through his mind. I found Rotimi's work right when I needed it as well. When I became "stuck" in my process of self portraiture, I looked to her work and was immediately inspired to change up my formula and try something new. 

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