photographer: gettyimages*    


I exhibited and lectured, at the University of Coleraine, Northern Ireland, the UK, on 19th-century Gum bichromate print techniques rendering painterly images from 1m x 1.5 m Kodak negative film. My Gum prints were produced on handmade recycled papers - an exhibition of 50 plus portraits of the first British women achievers to break through the 'glass ceiling' in a mans' world. 

Development Years:
1) Africa, 2) London & 3) Europe: I photographed the South African De Beers Diamond and Marcello shoe campaigns, published in South African Cosmopolitan, The Sunday Times and Femme magazines. I photographed an advert for Debretts World of Ski and  produced the European (Neustift - Austria, Val d'isere - France, Zematt - Switzerland) lifestyle photography for Nevica Ski Wear (Paul Nevica) , and Ski Shoot / the Daily Mail (Felice Eyston and Peter Hardy). 

I assisted the photographer Spencer Rowel (Spencer's girlfriend at that time assisted John Swannell and Swannell had assisted David Bailey) with his 'Be Somebody Le Coq Sportif Campaign'. The first time the French employed an English photographer for a French Advertising Campaign). I also assisted Spencer on his famous Athena Poster image shoot that sold five million copies: Man and Baby (L'Enfant):

I commenced my lifestyle portfolio photographing the dancers and performers at Sun City, South Africa. Born in Zimbabwe / Rhodesia.

History: Present to Past

2016 - 2019.Recording the Thames Tideway & Riverside Lifestyle Projects 

2017 - 2020: 'Pursuit of Health' gettyimages* Grant project explores the connection between people, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle, challenging mental health and a positive existence. 

2015: Selected as a gettyImages* Contributor 

2006 - Present Day. Studio Manager. Tunstall Studios, London SW9 8DA

Prior to 2006 

Women of Influence exhibition Major Sponsors: BT & The Boots Company:


I am Howard Pugh (Marais) a practising professional photographer of 32 years. 

I was selected by gettyImages* as a lifestyle, travel & design photographer in 2015.  

My camera of choice:  The Nikon D 850 from Grays of Westminster

Archival & Exhibition Prints:    gettyimages* Print Options


I utilise Nikon D 850 optics and FX lenses enhanced by a Master Class course in Adobe Photo Shop. I have operated Hasselblad 6x6, RB Mamiya / Pentax 6x7 film format cameras, & the Sinar/Wista 10x8 sheet film cameras.