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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  • Kennet and Avon Canal

    A quick trip on a canal boat last week. The sunshine wasn’t really good enough for IR photography but the trees were very beautiful in their new summer dress. It was fun sitting on the bow and watching for pictures.  We went from Saltford lock through Bath to Limply Stoke.

  • Giraffes

    My last walking safari in Kenya took me into an area of enormous yellow barked Acacia trees. The bark is used by locals to help with fever. There were trees, then clouds and then giraffes!!  It was quite magical to be walking amongst these very strange and inspiring creatures. They were so quiet and move […]

  • Kenya

      Just back from an adventure in Kenya. It was the wet season which meant that the animals were quite hard to find as there was plentiful food and water all over the reserves. On the upside , there was no dust – the plague of cameras – and once the sunshine did appear , […]