I’m studying for a Photography degree with the Open College of the Arts. I’ve completed the Foundations course – you can see it here – and Expressing Your Vision here. My student number is 513940. I show my workings out and samples over on Instagram. I’m based in Wiltshire UK with my partner and daughter. What else? I  play tenor sax in a jazz/blues trio, guitar in my living room and have a bit of a thing for textiles too.

I photograph the familiar and the forgotten from my feminist perspective;  and I work with fronts, insides, backs, middles and as many dimensions as I can muster. I use a Canon 100D digital SLR and my favoured lenses are a 50mm prime and 100mm macro. I work in the dark with a travel tripod and a cabled shutter release. I also use an Olympus OM-1, a Pentax Spotmatic, a Sainsburys PhotoMe booth, a Polaroid 600 and my daughter’s Fuji Instax.

Post script – this blog is now closed and waiting assessment. Please feel free to read and comment. My next course is Understanding Visual Culture and you can see my new blog at www.kateastonuvc.wordpress.com