WORDS BY BRADEN LOADER
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JUSTIN TYLER CLOSE
Following a major epiphany on a train to Bushwick, Talwst decided to make a change from using the name Curtis Santiago and instead embrace a family name passed down through the generations. “To make the transition to the artist I always envisioned being,” he said, “I needed to have a name that represented who I was fully; a name that meant something to my story up to this point and represented all that is to come. I also felt that it would give me a fresh start and the freedom to present the ideas that had been dominating my thoughts for over a year.”
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