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.


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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