I love Daft Punk. Love them. I've been a fan since their fist album, "Homework" came out in 1997. I was working music retail and I would play that album every chance I could while working. Over the years I watched them develop into their "Robot" persona's. Their helmets and presence have always been really cool. They aren't the first musicians to hide behind helmets, but these guys have always just oozed coolness. That is why when I discovered shortly before the release of their new album "Random Access Memories" that Japanese company S.H.Figuarts and Bandai were going to be releasing DaftPunk action figures after the new album came out. I immediately jumped on Amazon and placed my pre-order for them.
Over a year later, the figures finally shipped, just in time for Christmas of 2013.
These little guys are pretty impressive. They come with all kinds of articulation so you can pose them in all kinds of ways, and they come with extra various hands making different kinds of gestures.
I had picked up a new fog machine around the same time, so it went hand-in-hand that I did a photo shoot with Daft Punk here at the studio. I love the smoke. I love how it fills the density of the image. It almost looks like the real Daft Punk could be at my studio. I wish they were.
I played with some colored gels over the lights and took a few poses. I used a clear hard plastic sheet on top of black paper to create the reflection on the "floor". Just a little more to help create the illusion that they are real.
The fog machine has already broke, but once I get it fixed I'm definitely doing another photo shoot with these guys. Maybe someday it'll lead to photographing the real guys.
Guys, seriously, if you are reading this, call me.