Pauline Rook Photography

Pauline Rook is a professionally qualified photographer, living and working in Somerset. She specialises 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.

Pauline has embraced the change to digital photography and enjoys the many creative  advantages it has .  Her love of photography is combining with that of gardening and she is producing exciting new work on the flowers of both her garden and the countryside.

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 Gallery of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen in Broad St, Wells where there is currently an exhibition of her photographs to support the Wells Food Festival.





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Recent Blog Posts

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  • Porlock Oyster Farm

    There was a flourishing oyster industry in Porlock in the second half of the nineteenth century. It was put out of business by fishermen from the East Coast. It is now undergoing a wonderful renaissance as part of a large scale community project to bring a working industry back to  Porlock and the surrounding area. […]

  • Somerset Artists

      The latest topic in the Rural Life Mueuem Photographic Project has seen me exploring the theme of ‘Creativity’ in Somerset is a joy, I went to visit the highly talented artist Amanda Khan Davis. Over the past years Amanda has been showing her work in a Mongolian Ger. She says’ I chose to exhibit my […]

  • Somerset Open Studios 16

    I am opening at home Venue 45 – last time??? I will be showing some of my rural documentary collection , some of the recent pictures taken at the sale of White Vine Farm, some of my recent flower studies and outside some of the canvases which made up the first show at the Museum […]