Pauline Rook Photography

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

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.

Forthcoming exhibitions are Somerset Art Works 20th September- 5th October 2014 Weds to Sunday at my home in Lopen.  15th November -20th Jan 2015 at the John Leach  Muchelney Pottery Gallery .





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Recent Blog Posts

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  • Shetland Isles

    We went to Shetland because my husband was sailing in a dinghy racing championship and we had had a warm invitation to go to Burravoe on Yell and take part.  It was mid June , so we never saw the dark, sheep merrily grazing at 4.00am in bright sunshine!! No good for sunsets and sunrises.  […]

  • Isles of Scilly

    Our holidays this year  took  us from one extreme of the British Isles to the other, started in May with a quick trip to Scilly.  The 5 days were mostly sunny but so so windy, it was almost impossible to hold a camera even with a tripod at times. The only sheltered place were the  […]

  • Flower photography

    My new year’s resolution was to use less printing ink and take photographs of white flowers on white backgrounds!! This has proved to be very difficult , the main problem is getting the background white enough whilst not over lighting the flowers, my best results have been into the sun and against the sky but […]