Photos have always fascinated me, even as a child. Early on I was drawn to cameras. High school days focused on graphics and arts. At age 17, I acquired a simple, manual analogue, SLR camera with a standard lens. It allowed for exploring and expanding visual horizons.
Stimulation in high school, from a photojournalist/teacher and a favourite art history teacher, stimulated and supported my interests. Started working part-time as a photojournalist for a local newspaper, providing opportunities to discover narrative, documentary, and portrait photography.
Most photos are described as being at the intersection of fine art and narrative documentary photography, reflecting a high level of awareness, capturing people and scenes and on occasion some magical moments, in between assignments, often from privileged locations.
Photos can be seen in publications, galleries, exhibitions, and homes around the world. In addition to the photographic work, have been a mentor at MoMA'scourse "Seeing Through Photographs".
“Ludo Segers’ photography reaches out to that which lies deep inside us. It can make you hear silence, feel the spirit of places and their alone-ness, especially in the béguinages. The spaces and places in his photos all possess an internal life. They uncover the footprints of the past and challenge us to reclaim the essence of our existence,” observed Yolita René, an independent curator of the exhibition 'Paris-Vilnius, a spectacular silence' (about the Covid lockdown in 2020).
Urbanist, Laird Ryan, teaching and supervising research at the UniversityCollege of Estate Management, Reading, draws a comparison between Ludo's photos and the form and structure of J. S. Bach's compositions: "They both apply an exquisite mix of understated passion and intuitive understanding themes of apparent contrast and complexity and invite the viewer or listener on a journey to an engaging and harmonious resolution.”
Writer and journalist Justinas Suliokas said: "Ludo has a way of winning over the people he photographs, striking an instant connection and making them open up to his camera. He likes his models and they like him – a rapport that's there in the image and cannot be faked."
Former Belgian Ambassador to the USA, Johan Verbeke, said, "LudoSegers captures the world around him in his very own way, whether it is inside the White House or out in the plains of the Far West. His portraits, landscapes and photos always bring a new perspective and suggest new narratives."
Stylist Véronique Lejeune, wonders, "Is Ludo Segers a photographer or a philosopher? Probably both. Each photo has a subtle balance beyond what is accurate. Somehow, he manages to slip some intimate element of time into them. Gaétan Picon described it as,"L’admirable tremblement du temps..."
Mes études axées sur l’art graphique m’ont offert la chance de rencontrer un brillant professeur d’histoire de l’art qui a renforcé mon intérêt pour la couleur, la forme et la composition. Garder les compétences acquises et les enrichir, tant au niveau des prises de vue que du post-traitement, n’est pas l’œuvre d’un seul jour et fait partie, au contraire, d’un apprentissage à vie.
Par ailleurs, mon intérêt pour le graphisme et l’art n’étant jamais loin, je me promène rarement sans appareil.
Johan Verbeke, Ancien ambassadeur de Belgique aux États-Unis, disait "Ludo Segers capte le monde autour de lui dans sa propre manière, que ce soit à l'intérieur de la Maison Blanche ou dans les plaines du Far West. Ses portraits, paysages apporte toujours une nouvelle perspective et des suggestions de nouveaux récits."
Véronique Lejeune, Styliste, "Alors ? Ludo Segers est-il photographe ou plutôt philosophe ? Sans doute les deux, dans le subtil balancement de chacune des photos qu’il nous livre… Tant il parvient à glisser dans son œuvre, l’au-delà de ce qui est précis, quelque chose de l’intimité du temps, ce que Gaétan Picon nommait, « L’admirable tremblement du temps».