I imagined we could feature Daft Punk for our performance issue. Introducing them as performance artists, not just musicians. My idea was to have their costumes shot on a black background, as if they were beautiful jewels.
The project worked out very nicely — Thomas Bangalter gave a very cool interview talking with Scott Indrisek, and Mitch Feinberg produced amazingly beautiful pictures — superb team effort.
Here is the strange part... before it happened, as I was waiting for an answer from Daft Punk, I randomly decided to drive to get a coffee at a Starbucks, 15 minutes from my home (in Los Angeles) — in a very boring strip mall. I can't explain why I decided to go there — it was a weird hunch.
I show up, order my coffee, turn around and who do I see? The Daft Punk! Both Thomas and Guy-Manuel sitting there!
Needless to say were all were VERY surprised! Kind of speechless actually — they were in Los Angeles just for a few days to work on "Tron Legacy." Thomas told me "It's funny because we just gave the OK for the Whitewall project yesterday!"
Well... it was meant to be.