Budd began his photographic journey in, what was then, West Germany in 1972. He focused on black and white photography then and made pictures during the next 5 years of European travel. It was during Budd’s last year in Europe that his interest in underwater photography began. Making images in the sea has been his primary focus since then. During Budd’s many years of dive travel he has had to the opportunity to see and capture on film many wonderful habitats and the creatures who thrive there. His images and film work have appeared in many publications and on many film and TV screens.