Music Photography by Joe Papeo

Photos: Cyndi Lauper & Dr. John at The Wellmont Theatre 10.14.11

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ 10.14.11 – 25 years removed from the peak of her radio popularity, Cyndi Lauper is still performing like she did, well, 25 years ago.  An artist who has evolved from a pop superstar to a musical one, she featured her hits from the 80s as well as her more current focus on the blues.  For about 90 minutes Cyndi took everyone on a bit of a music journey infusing stories from past and present into her act.

I was disappointed when I got to the Wellmont to find out that this was a soundboard only shoot.  And time after time (pun intended) I am reminded to just shoot and reserve my judgments until after.  Cyndi was all over the stage, mic in hand, which made for a better than normal soundboard shoot.  And while I would always rather shoot from the pit, shooting from the board wasn’t too bad tonight.  Pretty much all of these shots were with my 5D2 or 40d with the 70-200 + extender.  I did use the wide lenses for a couple of shots.

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Full Set in the Slide Show Below (or click the slide show for the full gallery) as well as Dr. John in his own slide show.

Equipment:

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 40D, Canon G12

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS, Kenko 1.4X PRO 300 Teleconverter

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Cyndi Lauper

Dr. John


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