• 2021 Laser Photography voting

  • 2021 Laser Photography voting

2019 Second Place winner: ”Lightliquid” by LOBO. Contrast lowered so headline letters stand out.

2019 Second Place winner: ”Lightliquid” by LOBO. Contrast lowered so headline letters stand out.

The deadline for voting for the 2021 ILDA Laser Photography Awards has passed. Thanks to the Members who entered, and the 44 Members who voted for their favorite photos. Those votes have been counted. We have privately notified winners and non-winners. The public announcement of the ILDA Award winners will be at the 2021 ILDA Conference on October 5 during the Awards dinner and presentation.

Here are the voting results:

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There were 34 qualified entries. 148 ILDA Members were asked to rank their favorites. 44 Members voted during the June 25-July 3 voting period. A #1 favorite got 34 votes, a #2 favorite got 33 votes, and so forth down to the #34 favorite (last) which got 1 vote. Voters did not have to rank all entries; any unranked entries got 0 points from that voter. To keep the voting results anonymous, the entries have been given a letter identifier in descending order of votes, from Entry A — the First Place winner of course — to Entry HH which was ranked as #34.

The remainder of this page is left for reference, even though the deadline to vote has already passed.


How to vote

All current 2021 ILDA Members, including Student Members, are eligible to vote for the 2021 Laser Photography Award.

Look through all 34 photos below. Click on any image to see a larger-sized view and a description supplied by the entrant. Choose your favorites. You can have as many favorites as you wish. Just order them, so you know which one is your #1 favorite, which is #2, which is #3, etc. You do not need to order all 34 photos — just as many as you think are especially worthy of being included.

VOTING PROCEDURE: ILDA Members have been sent an email with a link to the voting website. Once you have chosen your favorites, click the link in the email to go to the actual voting page. Voting must be done by Saturday July 3 at 11:59 pm UTC.

The top three favorites will receive First, Second and Third Place ILDA Awards. Winners will be privately notified in early July, and will be publicly announced at the ILDA Conference scheduled for October 3-6, 2021.
VOTING DETAILS: Each ILDA Member will receive one email with the voting link. The email is sent to the main email address of your ILDA Membership record at ildamember.com. If you did not receive a voting email at this address, contact ILDA. If you do not vote you will get an automatic reminder every three days until you vote or until the voting ends. You can only vote once — the software knows when your link vote has been used.
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2021 Laser Photography entries

2021 Laser Photography entries

  • Abyssal Glade
    Abyssal Glade
    Shimmering, ethereal light reflects off the blades of grass in this “Abyssal Glade” which, under the interplay of laser light, striking shadows and playful water droplets frozen in the moment of this snapshot, gain an almost otherworldly, metallic appearance. With the scattered spots of light in the deep, blue darkness, only surrounded by the droplet “bubbles”, the mystifying atmosphere of this photo suggests the unknown qualities in the depths of the ocean.
  • AI Talking
    AI Talking
    This shot wanted to emphasize the moment where the floating girl talks to an AI projected on the ground. The circles in the fountains represent the Artificial Waves of Understanding and Listening to the dialogue.
  • Bioilluminescence
    Bioilluminescence
    (No Statement of Intent provided)
  • Boodang Frequency
    Boodang Frequency
    EDM event where the client's request was for circus strips.
  • Bouquet of Flowers
    Bouquet of Flowers
    This art was inspired by the floral motif of ‘Ajanta Caves’ of India (2nd Century BCE to 480 CE). It is an experimental art in mixed media of laser, lumia and fluorescent papers that glowed under UV light. Fluorescent papers were precisely cut to the shape of the laser art of the flowers and then attached on the wall before the final projection. The scene was captured by a single click of a camera and there was no post digital enhancement.
  • Bronzed
    Bronzed
    Bronzed was achieved by meticulously adjusting all elements of brightness, scan rate, and color. Often brown is a very difficult color to achieve with laser systems and any laserist can appreciate the brown tones, with purple highlights, and top it off with bit of liquid fogs effect mwah!
  • Color Theory
    Color Theory
    Color Theory brings back the basics of the color wheel and complimentary colors in a basic yet striking image.
  • Concert for the Cosmos
    Concert for the Cosmos
    Laser art created in my closet.
  • COVID-19 Awareness
    COVID-19 Awareness
    The National Associated Press asked if we would volunteer to take part in a worldwide Media Awareness campaign. A campaign to spread the word of COVID-related safety. This was a Media Only event. The focus was to use lasers to project messages of COVID safety on famous landmarks, followed by a feed to all media outlets.
  • Diego
    Diego
    (No Statement of Intent provided)
  • Dimension
    Dimension
    Dimension is a unique multicolored liquid tunnel effect. The more you look at it the more you will find. Doesn't it kind of remind you of 'Where's Waldo?'
  • Emerging From the Fog
    Emerging From the Fog
    (No Statement of Intent provided)
  • Global Rainbow
    Global Rainbow
    (No Statement of Intent provided)
  • Hope
    Hope
    (No Statement of Intent provided)
  • Intersecting Planes
    Intersecting Planes
    (No Statement of Intent provided)
  • Kirkwood Gaps
    Kirkwood Gaps
    Laser art created in my closet.
  • Laser Date (Holiday Drive-In Laser Show Experience)
    Laser Date (Holiday Drive-In Laser Show Experience)
    Goal of this photo is to capture the interaction of lasers with people, in this case, two young people on a date a drive in laser show experience.
  • Laser Gazing (Holiday Drive-In Laser Show Experience)
    Laser Gazing (Holiday Drive-In Laser Show Experience)
    Goal of this photo is to capture how lasers interact with the general population as some step outside their car for a better look as they gaze into the laser filled sky.
  • Laser Playground (Holiday Drive-In Laser Show Experience)
    Laser Playground (Holiday Drive-In Laser Show Experience)
    Goal of this photo is to capture how lasers interact with the specific venue of a client site — in this case, a park with large “Whirligigs”.
  • Leaf with Dripping Dew
    Leaf with Dripping Dew
    As I was taking my morning walk by the lake, this leaf with dripping dew instantly caught my attention. I was very happy to see Spring is here, and I captured the scene in my heart only to re-produce it with laser-art in mixed media. The scene was projected on a wall, where the leaf had a fluorescent paper precisely cut to its shape, glowing under UV light. This photo was captured with a single click of a camera and there was no post digital enhancement.
  • Lunchboxing with Lasers 1
    Lunchboxing with Lasers 1
    Lunchboxing With Lasers is a kinetic, interactive laser art piece that was installed at Napa, California's Lighted Art Festival | Art After Dark, January 11th-19th 2020 at the Napa River Inn. This is a realization of architectural lighting using laser projections instead of conventional lighting.
  • Lunchboxing with Lasers 2
    Lunchboxing with Lasers 2
    Lunchboxing With Lasers is a kinetic, interactive laser art piece that was installed at Napa, California's Lighted Art Festival | Art After Dark, January 11th-19th 2020 at the Napa River Inn. This is a realization of architectural lighting using laser projections instead of conventional lighting.
  • Rainbow
    Rainbow
    This shot was taken during a test of our new laser bars. We were trying new animations and new compositions to bring some fresh upgrades to our future laser shows.
  • Rockin' Drive-In Laser Show - Beams
    Rockin' Drive-In Laser Show - Beams
    The challenge was to capture the essence of the live moment in a single click of the camera. This photograph actually represents exactly what this show looked like when viewed live in person – right down to the laser reflections off the car surfaces.
  • Rockin' Drive-In Laser Show - Fans
    Rockin' Drive-In Laser Show - Fans
    The challenge was to capture the essence of the live moment in a single click of the camera. This photograph actually represents exactly what this show looked like when viewed live in person – right down to the laser reflections off the car surfaces.
  • Rockin' Drive-In Laser Show - Waves
    Rockin' Drive-In Laser Show - Waves
    The challenge was to capture the essence of the live moment in a single click of the camera. This photograph actually represents exactly what this show looked like when viewed live in person – right down to the laser reflections off the car surfaces.
  • Scared Betta Fish!
    Scared Betta Fish!
    Betta fish are typically very colorful and graceful in their movement with long, flowing fins. But they are also known as fighter fish because of their aggressiveness. This art captures what would it be like if the quiet darkness of an aquarium is suddenly interrupted with a flash of light. The entire scene is created with laser graphics except for the light effect that was by lumia. It was projected on a wall, photo captured by a single click of a camera, and there was no post digital enhancement.
  • SHARD
    SHARD
    (No Statement of Intent provided)
  • Soleri, So Laser
    Soleri, So Laser
    This is a kinetic, interactive laser art piece installed at Scottsdale AZ Canal Convergence Water + Light + Art Festival, Nov. 8-17th, 2019, at the Soleri Bridge plaza. It is a architectural lighting using laser projections instead of conventional lighting. Lnear laser art spectacularly lights the bridge pylons with a nod to light reflecting off of water. Colors are mostly a watery blue and green, with a little red to represent the Arizona sun.
  • Space Age
    Space Age
    I selected this photograph as it transcends the medium of laser art and becomes a throwback to 1960’s sci-fi pop art. Classic geometric impressionism. Perhaps a life form. I want it on the wall of my space age bachelor pad.
  • Teleidoscopic Telepathy
    Teleidoscopic Telepathy
    Laser art created in my closet.
  • The Force of Light
    The Force of Light
    (No Statement of Intent provided)
  • The Mists of Anaglyph
    The Mists of Anaglyph
    No 3D goggles required here – the illusory magenta and cyan color shifts are all real laser effects, caught in a swirl of strategically stirred, powdery fog and a bold spray of glittering water droplets. Through the stark contrast of the dark studio backdrop and the illumination of the laser beams which then dissolve into one another close to the viewer, a curious aesthetic is achieved. This gives “The Mists of Anaglyph” an air that combines in equal parts the uncanny sense of something arcane and magical with the freshly retro touch of a well-remembered optical trick.
  • The Void
    The Void
    (No Statement of Intent provided)

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