Curator Selection / 2021 / /

Concert in a Bubble

  • Photographer
    morris asato

During the pandemic live concerts were curtailed to help stop the spread of the virus. This image was taken in early May 2021 as smaller events started to make a comeback. This is Carlos Olmeda, a singer and songwriter, performing at a house concert. All precautions were taken on both sides. The audience were socially distanced and masked. Carlos performed without a mask inside a prototype protective bubble and was socially distanced from the audience. The concert and minimizing covid spread during the event were successful.

I am Morris Asato or ‘Morey’ to some of my friends and an amateur photographer from San Diego, California.

I have been using photography as a creative outlet for several years. As you can see from my images, I do cover a variety of subjects but the one element I try to bring to my composition is some blend of art and photography. Since a lot of my images are creative expressions of what I sense and visualize, the term creative art photography probably sums it best.

My hope is that my images connect with others who can sense the feeling I was trying to convey.

Awards Awarded Honorable Mention or selected as a Nominee in the following juried international digital competitions: between 2014 - present:

     International Photo Awards (IPA)
     Black & White Spider Awards
     Minimalist Photo Awards
     Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA)
     Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3)
     International Color Awards
     Monochrome Awards

Awarded 1st through Honorable Mention in the following local juried competitions resulting in exhibition of prints between 2010 - present:

     International Exhibition of Photography - San Diego County Fair
     Front Porch Gallery - Carlsbad, California
     Orange Open Juried Exhibition - Orange, California
     Fallbrook Art Assn Open - Fallbrook, California
     La Jolla  Black and White Exhibit - La Jolla, California
     HBT Gallery - Del Mar, California

Photos published in the following magazines:
    Hawaii Magazine
   Westways Magazine