Pauline Rook Photography

Pauline Rook is a professionally qualified photographer, living and working in Somerset. She specializes in portraiture but is equally well known for her rural documentary work.

Working on a dairy farm, brought out her passion for black and white photography as she sought to document the rapidly changing world around her. She studied at an advanced level  and learned the skills needed to take photographs in dark and difficult circumstances and to produce top level monochrome prints.

For her portrait work she has small studio in Lopen, but prefers to work on location using the beauty of Somerset to bring a unique look to every commission .

Her professional work started in the black and white darkroom and this experience is still a major influence on her work. 

She has won many professional awards within the region, her work has been published in books and magazines. Pauline’s photographs can be seen at the Courthouse Gallery of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen in Somerton and at the Shakspeare Glass Riverside Gallery in Taunton





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Recent Blog Posts

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  • Countryfile

    The excitement of being on Countryfile has died down now, I was very flattered to be asked to appear and show some of my pictures.  Many old friends have made contact since the programme which was an unexpected bonus.  It was a very enjoyable experience, the team worked very hard under great time pressure to […]

  • John and his horses

    Went to Devon today to visit and photograph an old friend in his unspoilt Devon farm complete with heavy horses .  Arrived in glorious sunshine but the fog followed me down the motorway, I think it adds to the pictures.

  • U3A

    A short portrait teaching session with local groups today, we were able to use the bright sunshine to demonstrate back lighting techniques and urged members to turn there cameras to manual!!