Look, I want to make this perfectly clear, I’m only going to say this once so pay attention, take notes, and tape said notes to your forehead for future reference.
We here at LTV are not interested in your TV shows, Merchandising Schemes, or desires to make a fast buck off ‘urban exploring’. We don’t explore for the fame, the money or the attention. We do it because we love to do it.
I think I can speak for must of us when I say we’ve got jobs, plenty of dates (for the single folks, plenty of us are happily married), and if we want fame, yeah we’ll take that too on our own terms. TV? Been there done that. Interviews in major news outlets? Been there done that too. We’ll talk to the press on occasion, but more often than not we turn down the interview offers.
Occasionally we put out our own products, mostly books, a few prints at gallery shows, nothing major – though you’ll probably see a lot more of this in the future. We control the process though. Why should we hand over control of the process to anyone else, especially to media companies and corporations that just want to rape the lifestyle, make a fast buck, and move on? No thanks.
So in a nutshell, don’t come knocking unless you’re willing to split the profits 80/20 (80 for us, that is) and realize that no, you don’t own us, and you never will.