Heather Sten

Heather Sten received her BA in Photography from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA in 2013. She is currently living and working in New York and pirouetting between New York and Los Angeles to work on personal projects or when she is in need of acceptable Mexican food. In 2013, she voyaged through the American South for the project Before The Rain, curated as a fictional story based upon extemporaneous themes borne out of a long drive through strange and unfamiliar landscapes. Today we feature her series, Before The Rain.

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Before The Rain

In 2013, I voyaged through the American South for the project Before The Rain, curated as a fictional story based upon extemporaneous themes borne out of a long drive through strange and unfamiliar landscapes. The work is intended to explore discomfort of the uncanny and the sublime cautiously and thoughtfully, tethered by certain elements; going beyond what is normal, but the feeling is still familiar. My imagination is underpinned by a sense of wonder in a new mythology in American landscapes, overgrowth and neglect of the surrounding objects and vegetation, the fragile sense of nostalgia, and the quietness that takes over.

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To view more of Heather’s work please visit her website.



Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!


Rachel Reese
Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Telfair Museums
Savannah, Georgia

Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Rachel Reese is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA where she organizes temporary exhibitions and stewards the growing permanent collection of contemporary art.

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