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 .  She is currently working on a commission from the Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury which is undergoing a major renewal and will reopen in the spring of 2017.

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

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Recent Blog Posts

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  • Albacore Internationals 2017

    Had a wonderful time taking photographs from the luxurious ex Olympic Committee boat at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy.  The wind blew , the sun  shone and the boat hardly rocked!! Never had it so good for taking boat pictures. The full set can be seen on this  gallery page.

  • Somerset Rural Life Museum is to reopen

      On June 3rd at 11am, the Somerset Rural Life Museum will reopen after a 2 year 2.4 million pound refurbishment. The new museum will be arranged in 12 galleries and I was tasked to take a colour photograph that gave a contemporary take on each theme. Six of these images will be ready in […]

  • Holiday snaps!!

    I have just had a wonderful trip to Cyprus, both north and south. Here is a selection of things that caught my eye. The wild flowers were at their peak,  Cyprus has had plenty of winter rain and a cool spring and so I imagine that this year’s display was a good one, we certainly […]