A handmade scrapbook about that bittersweet thing that is your early 20s.
Hard bound and made with local leather, this book is a personal work that combines several mediums to create an immersive experience. Nostalgic and interactive, with textures such as flowers and hair, Dustin hopes to tap into the viewer’s senses and cause them to question life.
Dustin Rivera is a transmasculine Taino artist who was born in the Bronx, but currently splits his time between Florida and Oregon. He enjoys the inexplicable; ever since his mom passed away when he was 10 years old the only way for him to even relatively understand life is through art and constant questioning. Although he is mostly based in photography, Dustin ventures outside of that, doing whatever calls to him at the time. Whatever conveys emotions best. What will get the viewer to sink into his work. He likes people to think about the work and how it can relate to a bigger picture.