Pauline Rook Photography


This year it is best to go to Wells to the gallery of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen where my work is on display and all Covid measures are in place. I will be in there all day on 29th September and 3rd October. Otherwise do contact me by email if you want to come to Lopen but my main gallery is not operational!!

I have decided to major on my newer Infra red photographs this year and here is a little video which tells you more!

Pauline Rook is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society  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.

Her photographic journey  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 been working with a camera that has had its Infra Red filter removed. This means that there is no pretence that the resulting photographs represent anything other than an artifice, but that it offers a different outlet for artistic expression.  The use of normal photographic technique is still there but the pictures reveal a surreal world where there are no colours but light or dark tones depending on how much IR radiation the subject emits.

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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  • A level Walk

    Tempted out with my infra red camera  by bright sunshine , decide to go for a local walk starting at Isle Abbotts with its wonderful church.   It was a hot day and I usually  fantisize about finding a tea shop around the next corner but this time we did!!  The lovely Stable cafe in Fivehead […]

  • Video!!

    Somerset Arts Weeks this year is going on line and we have all been encouraged to learn new skills to go with this Here is my first attempt at making a movie!!!!  

  • Fisheye fun

    A lockdown birthday present of a fisheye lens has been great fun combined with Infra red on daily walks.  Plenty of sunshine and some spectacular cloud days last week gave lots of photo opportunities!!  Can’t believe how close you can get and record a whole tree, those horned beasts were inches away!!