You’ve probably seen his handle somewhere in your Instagram feed if you follow enough professional runners but who is @NotAfraid2Fail? Meet Jason Suarez. He’s one of the co-founders of CITIUS MAG and he takes some of the best photos in the sport. He’s also quite the character.
Jason and I first met at the 2013 U.S.A. Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. My high school track coach shot me a text to get to know him and I learned a little bit about his goals and aspirations as a photographer. I was 19 at the time also had my sights set on covering the sport closely and we shared that in common. What I didn’t realize at the time was that Jason was working super hard to just get the opportunity. On this show, he shares a quick story about flirting his way to a discount on a hotel room, sleeping in his mother’s car and finding his way into the sport.
Jason discusses some of the influential people that he’s met along the way to now shooting for some major brands and collaborating with companies and athletes on projects.
As much as I rib on Jason from time-to-time (and he’ll give me crap too – just check out his Twitter feed), he’s very genuine and quite the grinder. I’ll stop saying nice things about him now.
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