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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  • Motherly duties

    Just for a change I was called upon to go to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy yesterday to take some ‘team’ pictures of my sailor daughter Mary and her new sailing partner Tom Phipps as they start on the last part of their ‘Road to Rio’.  It was a dull gloomy day, good […]

  • Somerset Art Weeks

    I open this evening, 19th Sept, in my new space an old cider shed.  It has been a long journey to create this, firstly the remains of the old cider press had to be shifted, they went to a good home with a bunch of keen cider makers in Dorset – quite a heave to […]

  • MPA

    Had a fun day out yesterday with the MPA South West Region.  We went on the steam train from Bishops Lydeard to Watchet, getting off on the way at Crowcombe Heathfield to try and take ‘Brief Encounter’ type photographs in roaring sunshine.  It was very interesting to see top professional Stuart Wood having to work […]