Olga Rook is a photographer born in Russia and currently based in Rotterdam. She has been intrigued by perception, imagination and time. Her artistic approach is flavored with poetry.
Before turning to photographic art Olga obtained her master’s and PhD degrees in Medieval and Early Modern History and did research in Renaissance culture. A historian’s habit of focusing on the hazy texture of remote times while being rooted in the present moment helps her reflect on the limits of everyday perception. Her photography is about the metaphors and illusive worlds discovered and constructed through reflection and imagination.