photographer: gettyimages*    


My experience in photography evolved from 1983 when I completed a 3-year Diploma in Photography at the Natal Technikon, Durban South Africa. I majored in History and was most influenced by the Lumiere Brothers, Fox Talbot, Daguerre and early 19th Century print, paper techniques. 

I adapted the Gum Bichromate process for my UK touring educational exhibition of 20th Century Women achievers: 

With the use of Kodak 3' by 20' rolls of high contrast film (exposed by projector light and developed in 20 to 30 liters of Kodak developer and fixer solution).

I follow with great interest the Bauhaus photography design movement and the work of early fashion, war, reportage and theatre photographers, the likes of George Hoyning-Huene, Cecil Beaton, Horst P Horst, Eve Arnold, and W. Eugene Smith. I am presently a gettyimages* contributor. Since March 1994 I have lived and breathed photography from a warehouse studio in Brixton, where I currently reside.

I commenced my still life portfolio photographing, on colour transparency film, De Beers Diamonds and still life fashion editorial in South Africa.

2015: Selected as a gettyImages* Contributor 

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


My images are enhanced through Adobe Photo Shop (Master Class) and Adobe Bridge. I have operated Hasselblad 6x6, RB Mamiya 6x7, Pentax 6x7 film format cameras, & the Sinar/Wista 10x8 sheet film cameras.

I am Howard Pugh (Marais) a practising professional photographer of 22 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