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CAREER

 A SONY ALPHA AMBASSADOR, KNOWN FOR PIONEERING AND BEING ONE OF THE BEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL NON-PHOTOSHOP LEVITATION PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD TODAY, AS WELL AS FOR HIS IMMENSE CONTRIBUTION TO “PUDDLEGRAM” PHOTOGRAPHY, ERICK HERCULES IS A SOUGHT AFTER VISIONARY KNOWN FOR HIS ENGAGING STORYTELLING, COMBINING BOTH SUBJECTS AND BACKDROPS IN A SURREALISTIC MANNER. 

ERICK IS KNOWN FOR HIS COLLABORATIONS WITH BRANDS LIKE CONVERSE, PUMA, PALLADIUM BOOTS, TIMBERLAND, SWATCH AND ALPHA INDUSTRIES, WITH PREVIOUS WORK DISPLAYED IN PROMINENT PLACES SUCH AS TIMES SQUARE BILLBOARDS, FLAGSHIP STORES & MAGAZINES AROUND THE WORLD. 

HE SPECIALIZES IN FOOTWEAR, FASHION AND PRODUCT COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, AND IS A SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY AND BRANDING CONSULTANT.

 

BACKGROUND

 RAISED IN AN ARTISTIC FAMILY, ERICK SPENT HIS FIRST 20 YEARS BEING AN OPERA SINGER PERFORMING WITH NUMEROUS WORLD CLASS CHOIRS ON WORLD CLASS STAGES AND WITH MANY A-LIST CELEBRITIES. HOWEVER, AFTER CO-FOUNDING HERCULES NYC IN THE SUMMER OF 2012, HE PICKED UP A CAMERA TO DO THE PHOTO SHOOT FOR WHAT WAS THEN GOING TO BE SEASON 1 FOR THE BRAND AND IMMEDIATELY FELL IN LOVE WITH THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY. SINCE THEN, HE HAS BEEN CAPTIVATING PEOPLE WITH HIS IMAGES WHICH ENCAPSULATE A NEW, FRESH PERSPECTIVE, INSPIRED BY A MIX OF CLASSICAL MUSIC TRAINING AND A PASSION FOR GREAT FILMS AND FASHION.

  ERICK ATTENDED THE PRESTIGIOUS FIORELLO H LAGUARDIA HIGH SCHOOL FOR MUSIC AND ARTS AS WELL AS THE AARON COPLAND SCHOOL OF MUSIC AS A CLASSICAL VOICE MAJOR.