Daniel Picard

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BOOK DETAILS

Hardcover, $29.99
Publisher: Insight Editions
Release Date: June 2, 2015
ISBN: 978-1160887-551-1
Pages: 132

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Daniel Picard (Ottawa, Ontario)

Author of Figure Fantasy: The Pop Culture Photography of Daniel Picard

danielpicard.com

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WHY YOU’RE BOOKING HIM

  • Photographer and creator of the series Figure Fantasy, in which Picard “brings toys to life” through photographing model toys and manipulating them into real-life scenes
  • His work has appeared on numerous websites including MTV and My Modern Met, as well as in magazines and galleries
  • An active partner with Sideshow Collectibles, a specialty manufacturer of movie, film, television and proprietary collectible figures
  • A die-hard comic fan, Picard brings fan-favorite toys into the real world in fun and imaginative ways

ABOUT THE BOOK

Figure Fantasy: The Pop Culture Photography of Daniel Picard is a wholly unique collection of meticulously composed images, showcasing a variety of comic book and movie icons in realistic and often hilarious everyday settings. Picard photographs 12-inch figures from Sideshow Collectibles, then arranges them in to-scale environments, using classic heroes and villains to create believable scenes and tongue-in-cheek parodies.

The gallery of images in this coffee-table book includes:

  • A Stormtrooper with a desk job
  • The Joker shopping for a Batman Halloween costume
  • Harley Quinn taking a mirror selfie
  • A Star Wars Tusken Raider fighting Jason from Friday the 13th
  • Superman as a lifeguard in Malibu
  • Clone Troopers visiting Legoland
  • Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine enjoying a peaceful canoe ride

Picard gleefully crosses franchises and movie studios with his photography, saying, “I’d always wanted to see the Joker face off with G.I. Joe or the new Star Wars characters interacting with the old Star Wars figures. Photography for me is a way to express my own stories as a fan.”

Featuring an introduction by Daniel Picard detailing his one-of-a-kind take on pop culture parody, Figure Fantasy is a true treasure for fans, collectors, and photographers alike.

STORY IDEAS

  • Figure Fantasy: Photographer Daniel Picard offers the ultimate expression of letting your imagination run wild
  • Taking collectibles out of the box: Returning a sense of fun to the often studious endeavor of collecting
  • What happens when you mix Star Wars with Monty Python and the Holy Grail or G.I. Joe: Daniel Picard’s mash-up of Marvel, DC Comics, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, Dinosauria, Starcraft, and others.
  • Gift guides: The ultimate coffee-table book for fans, collectors and photographers

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