Hi, my name is Bud. I am an independent video journalist and news photographer. I was born in the slums of Jakarta, but at a young age I was adopted by a Dutch family. My adoptive parents in the Netherlands gave me the opportunity to develop myself and encouraged me to become whatever I wanted to become. I have chosen to become a video and photo journalist. I now specialize in breaking news and stories about war and terrorism. With over 10 years of experienc , I have predominantly focused on reporting on current events in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the revolutions in Syria, Libya and Egypt, Ukraine and Venezuela, and the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami are a few of the significant stories I have covered. I have freelanced for Reuters, AFP, ITV News, Channel4 News, ANP, and my footage has been shown on CNN, BBC, and Al Jazeera. I love making videos and photographs. My motivation is storytelling. I would like to give something back for the opportunity I myself have gotten through my adoption. I would like to give people a platform to tell their stories about what they are experiencing in their own lives. It is those stories that really shed light on world events. You can also find me at BudzzFeed Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, and Periscope.
A sample of a video project in Syria as a video journalist. (2)
A sample of a video project in Syria as a video journalist. (1)
A sample of a documentary project in the Middle East as a video journalist.
A general sample of my work as a video journalist.