Ludwig's multi-faceted life experience is reflected in his art. He produces work inspired by the people, objects and places he encounters - past, present and imaginary. His work, which at first glance might seem purely representational, is always searching for what lies beneath and beyond the surface, an exploration of where he sees himself within his environment, looking for subjects which reflect his current state of mind. Deeply autobiographical, it's mostly a visual diary of his everyday life and mood.
iPhoneography is one of his passions (creating and editing his work on an iPhone) for which he received Honourable Mentions in 2013. 2014, 2015 and 2016 at the International Mobile Photography Awards (www.mobilephotoawards.com) and an Honourable Mention at the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards (www.ippawards.com). One of his photographs also received an Honourable Mention and was selected for the annual Shadow Stories: The Art of Mobile Black and White, a digital exhibition in New York and Toronto in June 2014.
Another of his photographs was recently selected for the National Open Art Competition Exhibition, the UK's biggest art competition, and exhibited at Somerset House in London from 18th September – 25th October 2014.
Ludwig is also a keen illustrator and has worked in several other mediums including film, sculpture & etching.
Ludwig was born in South Africa where he studied Art at the University of Pretoria. Ludwig worked for a few years as a teacher and then in the film industry, one of the passions of his life. He now lives in London and runs a creative agency focused on design and advertising.
2016 MPAwards Honourable Mention – Nature & Wildlife Category
2016 MPAwards Honourable Mention – Travel & Adventure Category
2016 Society of International & Wildlife Photographers 2nd Place – Amazing Insects Competition
2016 IPPAwards Honourable Mention – Panorama Category
2015 MPAwards Honourable Mention – Photo Journalism Category
2015 MPAwards Honourable Mention – Water/Ice/Snow Category
2015 The Societies of Photographers – Merit Award 20x16” Print Competition
2014 The Societies of Photographers – Gold Award – Avant Garde Category
2014 MPAwards Honourable Mention – Photo Journalism Category
2014 MPAwards Honourable Mention – Digital Fine Art Category
2013 MPAwards Honourable Mention – Travel Category
2014 National Open Art (NOA) Exhibition, Somerset House & Chichester
2011 Wandsworth Open House
2010 Skylark Summer Exhibition [email protected], London
2007 Chelsea Art Fair London
2007 Bristol Art Fair Bristol
2007 Skylark Galleries Oxo Tower, London
1989 New Signatures Finalist Pretoria, South Africa
1986 – 1990 Various Group Exhibitions South Africa