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Twelve Frames With Douglas Pope

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

Words by Douglas Pope

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 all.

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.

No. 1

Take a frame at first light

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I had to wait to take this one; we were up at 3 a.m. to reach the first location before sunrise.

No. 2

Shoot your favourite tree

Douglas Pope

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

No. 3

Take a self-portrait outside

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Shoot a space you feel creative in

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


Shoot the weather

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


Photograph someone you love

Douglas Pope

My wife and kid, 2 for 1 deal.


Shoot a stranger

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Aimee – the subject of the shoot for the day.


Shoot your backyard

Douglas Pope

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


Shoot the contents of your bag

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


Something that makes you happy

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Shoot the last light

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From where I’d rather be.


Shoot yourself before bed

Douglas Pope

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

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