Twelve Frames With Douglas Pope

Welcome to Twelve Frames With Douglas Pope — A day on location in Melbourne, Australia.

Douglas Pope   |   MELBOURNE


Douglas E Pope is a photographer, post production film wizard and ceramics maker from Melbourne in Australia. A man of many ideas turned into talented endeavours. Framing up his day on a mju- ii point-and-shoot hypebeast he found in a recycling bin, Doug shot his frames on location for a film set. Doug’s been taking photographs as long as I’ve known, which is roughly heaps of years, on as many different cameras and films as those years. We once shot an outdoor wedding together on peel apart polaroid and roll film, I had never shot peel apart and Doug broke his arm the day before the wedding, so that was fun. We nailed it, of course, all three arms working overtime.


Doug’s photographs have always captured the scenes playing out in the darkness, silhouettes, naturally spotlit subjects and moody shadows. His roll for Twelve Frames just shows he can still snap a beautiful frame in between raising a small human, hanging out with that small human’s cool mum, growing veggies and all the other steps life fills up your time with. Thanks for shooting a roll Pope Douglas.


Please enjoy Twelve Frames with Douglas Pope.


Full Name:

Douglas Pope

Home-town: Northcote
Instagram: @douglasepope


In your own words, what do you do?

Film | Photography | Ceramics


 What are you working on right now?

A series of spots for Swinburne’s ACMI partnership, two short docos and a handful of content pieces.


When did you shoot the roll?

On a location shoot in late Feb, it was an early start and a late finish but a very rewarding day all in.


Where did you shoot the roll?

Northcote, a few spots east of Lilydale and Rosebud.


What did you shoot the roll on?

A fixed 2.8, gold MJU-ii that I fixed up after pulling it out of a recycling centre bin about eight years ago. The name ‘Jacques’ is etched into it.



Douglas Pope


Take a frame at first light

I had to wait to take this one, we were up at 3 AM to reach the first location before sunrise.



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Shoot your favourite tree

I’ve lived next to this tree for 6 years.



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Take a self-portrait outside




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Shoot a space you feel creative in

First location for the day, super inspiring to be with hard-working, talented people working on a fun project. Also, cows.



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Shoot the weather

The moon was out all day long, it was hot and those clouds were welcome.



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Photograph someone you love

My wife and kid, 241 deal.



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Shoot a stranger

Aimee – the subject of the shoot for the day.



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Shoot your backyard

I like growing veggies, this is either zucchini or a pumpkin.



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Shoot the contents of your bag

This was the contents of my bag, until I had to check rushes.



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Something that makes you happy




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Shoot the last light

From where I’d rather be.



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Shoot yourself before bed

My son, Will, opened back of the camera the next day – I like it.




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