Career Launch: Jason Elias, Portrait Photographer

December 8, 2014

By David Walker


 A promotional photo for Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge. The reality show, aired by CMT, pits contestants against one another in a variety of physical challenges—for a $10,000 prize.

 For Jason Elias, a week-long assignment to shoot promotions for “Moonshiners,” the Discovery Channel reality show, was the big break he’d been waiting for, and he was feeling rattled. Lara Richardson, senior VP of broadcast promotions, came on set for the last day of shooting, and just looked on in silence. “I would [shoot] stuff and say, Lara, are you...

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