Stephen Jerzak: 16 February 2012

We go back to the Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ on a cold wintry night, where we join YouTube sensation Stephen Jerzak already in progress…

Stephen Jerzak performs at the Mexicali Live in Teaneck NJ

85mm, f/2.5, ISO 2500, 1/160s

This is Toreador Jerzak. It’s hardly representative of his concert, but I liked the serious bullfighter look, so I went with it.

Stephen Jerzak performs at the Mexicali Live in Teaneck NJ

50mm, f/2.8, ISO 2000, 1/125s

Back to the smiles, and sticking with black and white:

Stephen Jerzak performs at the Mexicali Live in Teaneck NJ

85mm, f/2.2, ISO 2500, 1/200s

Here’s a video from the show. One of this pics might be from that song. No way to tell.

Stephen Jerzak performs at the Mexicali Live in Teaneck NJ

85mm, f/2.2, ISO 2500, 1/200s

As oasis of color coming next. Most pics wound up in black and white because they looked better that way. At Mexicali, you can be fighting the colored spotlights a bunch and creating confusing pictures. Sometimes, sucking all that color out is the only way around it. Sometimes, it also starts looking cool and retro.

Click through for the rest.

But first, look at the cameras and camera phones getting a workout:

Stephen Jerzak performs at the Mexicali Live in Teaneck NJ

50mm, f/3.5, ISO 2500, 1/100s

Stephen Jerzak performs at the Mexicali Live in Teaneck NJ

85mm, f/1.85, ISO 2500, 1/250s

The girls in the front row loved him, as it should be at any concert:

Stephen Jerzak performs at the Mexicali Live in Teaneck NJ

28mm, f/1.8, ISO 2500, 1/80s

Stephen Jerzak performs at the Mexicali Live in Teaneck NJ

85mm, f/2.2, ISO 2500, 1/160s

This was the last pic I took of Jerzak’s set. Works well as a closer, I think:

Stephen Jerzak performs at the Mexicali Live in Teaneck NJ

85mm, f/1.8, ISO 2500, 1/250s

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