Isotopes // Kierra Thorn


“This was the first time I’d seen my mate’s band Isotopes play, so I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t there to shoot them that night, but I had my camera out to take some snaps if something caught my eye. I think I just sensed that something was about to happen with the music, a breakdown, and in that moment the whole band started jumping. Thankfully the lighting came together perfectly when the band did a punk jump and it resulted in this image. Super stoked!”

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Gear: Nikon D4s with a Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens

Post process: I barely had to edit this image because everything came together so nicely. I brightened the image a touch, as I only had time to increase my shutter speed, and not my ISO, so it was a little dark. I added some contrast and vibrance to pop those colours, and a tiny bit of clarity to crunch the blacks. I’ve been loving the 16:9 crop lately, and it worked well to remove the fallback speakers that were a little distracting in the bottom of the frame. A little bit of noise reduction, and a very slight vignette, and voila!

About the photographer, Kierra Thorn

After studying music all throughout my school years, I decided to go study photography at uni (that makes total sense huh?) In 2008, a friend’s band was playing at Bar Broadway and I thought I’d take my camera along and see what happened, meld the two worlds I was interested in… what could go wrong?

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