In the Yoruba religious traditions of West Africa, Erinlé is a deity, master of fishing, warrior and hunter. Androgynous in appearance, their cult originated with the Ilobu people of present-day Nigeria, and was found in the cities of the ancient empire of Oyo.
The portraits of "Erinlé" are among those I dreamed of discovering. They satisfy an urgent, almost compulsive need to discover the faces of those whose paths are similar to mine. Far from being a typological enumeration, this series is conceived as the infinite possibilities of personal stories and experiences that have gender transition in common. Each person in this series represents a new model for self-fulfilment, and a new, undreamed encounter.
Work in progress