"My goal is to create a unique style of art that speaks to the soul, inspiring viewers to feel a variety of emotions. My work speaks of deeper feelings, about stories and mysteries, inviting people to think differently and challenge conventions".
Introducing Mr. Puig: Illuminating Realities through Artistry
Step into the captivating world of Mr. Puig, a visionary American multidisciplinary artist whose creative journey transcends the boundaries of conventional expression. Merging the realms of photography and oil painting, Puig's artistry serves as a catalyst for transforming perceptions and ushering us into a realm of profound introspection.
Puig challenges how we see reality, leading us to a place where our thoughts are shaken, and our perspectives are reimagined.
Guided by his unquenchable curiosity, Puig's art is a force for excellence and compassion. He's not just crafting images; he's using his talents to bring relief to those who suffer. Drawing inspiration from great classical artists and diving into the depths of the unknown, his work uncovers new ways of looking at the world. He's a visionary, a thinker who believes in pushing boundaries and embracing authenticity.
In a world that often settles for less, Mr. Puig stands as a modern-day crusader. He fights against the ordinary, striving for justice and brilliance in a society that's lost its way. His courage to challenge norms is inspiring, and his art is a testament to his brilliance.
Mr. Puig's art is more than just pictures; it's a statement. It stands for values that matter: excellence, authenticity, and the unyielding drive to seek truth. With every stroke of his brush and every snapshot he captures, he shows us the power of art to make a difference.
Get ready to be captivated and transformed by the artistry of Mr. Puig.
His work isn't just about what you see; it's about how it makes you feel. So step into a world of wonder, and let Puig's creations leave an imprint on your heart and mind.
Working with Mr. Puig:
With over a decade of experience as a full-time photographer, Puig has developed a unique style and is adept in a variety of photography genres. His impressive portfolio as a creative director, executive producer, and entrepreneur has enabled him to bring his visions to life with precision, effectiveness, and creativity. During the 2020 pandemic, he managed to photograph 160 people in the first 6 weeks of lockdown, creating the world's first remote shooting solution for photographers and creatives. His pioneering and creative approach to photography has earned him awards and recognition from his peers, as well as a commitment to providing educational opportunities for new shooters. Puig is always open to collaboration and continues to push boundaries and amaze us with his distinctive vision.
Interview with Hector Puig
Tell us about a project that’s meant a lot to you.
I’m incredibly proud of a project I had the privilege to work on, which I believe is not only personally fulfilling but also had an impact on the world. In March 2020, the world was thrown into chaos and despair due to a highly contagious virus, forcing us into quarantine and keeping us locked down in our homes. In response to this challenging situation, I embarked on a creative journey that I affectionately call “The Quarantine Collection.”
The Quarantine Collection was an art-collaborative-photo initiative that emerged as a beacon of hope and a victory over the chaos, solitude, fear, and isolation that many faced during those trying times. Over the course of six weeks, starting on March 23rd, 2020, I managed to photograph over 160 people from all around the world, using only their phones and the internet as the medium to capture my photographs. I wanted to prove that art cannot be locked down and offer hope to creatives in a time of uncertainty.
My vision was to use somebody else’s camera to capture the images I had in mind, and through communication with the models and being present in the moment, I was able to create storytelling images on a global scale. I took the limitation imposed by the pandemic and used it to my advantage, channeling the power of creativity to start a revolution. I proved that art can’t be locked down.
As a regular film photographer, I welcomed the challenge of limitations, knowing it would make me smarter. The pandemic may have put a roadblock in my way, but I refused to let it stop me from creating and maintaining my mental health. It became clear that I could use someone else’s camera to capture the images I envisioned, no matter where I was or what camera I had access to. This realization led me to develop a new way of photography.
During this time, I also discovered that when artists face extreme situations, they are at their best and can showcase their unique style and vision. This has been an amazing time to create, and I felt privileged to bring hope and inspire the world with my work. I hosted virtual photo meets for over 400 photographers, directing models and capturing great moments. My mission was to give people the chance to disconnect from the world, create art, and feel happy about it.
In essence, The Quarantine Collection is not only a testament to the evolution of photography but also a reminder of the importance of using one’s skills and passion to assist others when they need it most. It’s a source of immense pride for me, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have made a difference in the lives of many during a challenging time. This project embodies the very essence of human creativity, passion, and the ability to adapt, and I’m incredibly proud to have played a part in it.
Introduce yourself and give us some of your background and context.
I’m Puig, a professional photographer with a passion for capturing life through my lens. But I am more than just a photographer; I am a visionary American multidisciplinary artist who has embarked on a creative journey that transcends the boundaries of conventional expression. My journey in this industry has been a dynamic one, marked by creativity, effectiveness, and a dedication to making professional photography accessible to everyone.
My world of art merges the realms of photography and oil painting, and it serves as a powerful catalyst for transforming perceptions and ushering us into a realm of profound introspection.
I provide professional photography services both personally under www.PuigPhotography.com and through the visionary company I founded, www.ZeussPhoto.com. Zeuss was born out of the desire to simplify and democratize professional photography, making it easy and affordable for people from all walks of life to access high-quality imagery.
My approach to photography is centered around solving the daily photo needs of regular individuals and professionals alike. Whether it’s a special moment to cherish, a product to showcase, or a brand to promote, I strive to create images that not only work for their intended purpose but also exude creativity and effectiveness. I believe that a photograph should tell a story, evoke emotions, and make people feel great about themselves or their products.
Guided by an unquenchable curiosity, my art is a force for excellence and compassion. I’m not just crafting images; I’m using my talents to bring relief to those who suffer. Drawing inspiration from great classical artists and diving into the depths of the unknown, my work uncovers new ways of looking at the world. I see myself as a visionary, a thinker who believes in pushing boundaries and embracing authenticity, and I strive to reflect these principles in my art.
What sets me apart from others in the field is my unique blend of talent, multidisciplinary skills, and unwavering discipline. My experience in marketing within the entertainment industry has honed my ability to deliver solutions that truly resonate. I’m proud of my honesty and talent, which form the foundation of my work. I’m not in the business of fabricating illusions; I’m here to bring solutions and illuminate the beauty that already exists in everyday life.
In a world that often settles for less, I see myself as a modern-day crusader. I fight against the ordinary, striving for justice and brilliance in a society that has at times lost its way. My courage to challenge norms is inspired by my belief in the power of art to inspire and provoke change.
Through my lens, I have the remarkable ability to see people as beautiful as they truly are. My mission is to capture the essence of people, moments, the values of products, and brands in a way that leaves a lasting impression. I want potential clients and followers to know that I’m not just a photographer; I’m a storyteller, an artist, and a problem-solver who is committed to making the world a more peaceful place, one image at a time.
Any insights you can share with us about how you built up your social media presence?
I have a unique approach to social media that diverges from the conventional pursuit of notoriety and a large following. I don’t believe in social media in the same way that you can’t pursue happiness directly; it’s not about chasing fame or numbers. In fact, I hold the belief that the more success one has on social media, the more average their product or content tends to be. While this might be acceptable for monetary purposes, it doesn’t align with my values.
I’ve observed that social media often lacks genuine interactions, with people seemingly desperate for attention and connection. Social media platforms are experts at fostering addiction, relentlessly pushing content until users reach a breaking point. This constant craving for validation can be detrimental to mental well-being.
My approach is to be authentic and not expect anything in return from social media. Instead of chasing a massive following, I focus on building a small but authentic community with shared interests. In a world where social media can feel like a cancer of authenticity, I believe in being true to oneself. By doing so, social media can cease to be a problem, and one might even realize that they don’t need it at all.
In essence, I encourage others to step away from the allure of the social media spotlight and find value in authenticity, genuine connections, and the pursuit of personal happiness rather than fleeting online fame.
For you, what’s the most rewarding aspect of being a creative?
For me, being an artist or creative isn’t just a profession; it’s an extraordinary privilege and a profound calling. It’s not solely about being inspired; it’s about the deep-seated desire to inspire others. To be an artist is to embrace a mission, a responsibility to assist others in navigating the complexities of life. For some of us, being an artist and creative isn’t merely a choice; it’s a profound duty that we carry with unwavering dedication.
The most rewarding aspect of my journey as an artist is when I witness the transformation that my creations bring to others. It’s that moment when I see my idea reflected back in someone’s eyes, when they look at my work and not only see what I saw in my imagination but also wholeheartedly believe that it can become a reality. It’s as if I’m crafting a curative piece of their reality, a piece that empowers them to dream bigger and reach higher.
This connection, this ability to ignite the spark of imagination and hope in others, is what fuels my creative spirit. It’s the knowledge that through my art, I have the power to touch lives, to inspire change, and to elevate the human experience. It’s a privilege and a responsibility that I hold dear, and it’s the driving force that propels me forward in my artistic journey.
So, as an artist, I embrace the duty to create not just for myself, but for the betterment of those who encounter my work. The most rewarding moments are when I witness the profound impact that art can have on someone’s life, and it reaffirms my belief that art is a transformative force that has the potential to make the world a more beautiful and inspired place.