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 Courthouse Gallery of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen in Somerton and at the Shakspeare Glass Riverside Gallery in Taunton.

Window display at the Martock Gallery in mid June.

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Documentaries

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Prints For Sale

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Recent Blog Posts

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  • White Vine Farm

    A fabulous June evening drew me to one of my favourite places on this earth. White Vine Farm, the scene of my ‘Countryfile’ appearance last year. The flowers are a little late this year in their meadows but there was a good scattering of Spotted Orchids and after a ramble through the undergrowth we saw […]

  • Tulips

    I grew some stripey tulips purposely to take their pictures!! They did not impress me until they were almost at the end of their lovely lives. The stripes became muted and the colours softened. I made use of the sunny windy days and kept on taking pictures of them, being blown by the wind and […]

  • Kilve Beach

    Kilve beach has to be my favourite place for stormy photographs when there is a north westerly blowing and storms are coming up the Bristol Channel. The fabulous rock formations give wonderful textural foregrounds which are such a vital element in any landscape photograph. It was very hard to hold the camera still even with […]