Editorial Assignment – CB Magazine – Laurent Potdevin of Lululemon

I had the pleasure of visiting Lululemon again after having photographed an editorial portrait of their CEO Laurent Potdevin for The Wall Street Journal earlier. This time it was for a feature in Canadian Business Magazine.

We got to photograph Laurent in his office at the Lululemon headquarters in Vancouver. We did a wide environmental portrait and used a 4ft seamless behind the subject to separate and frame him. This was a request from the photo editor as this has been a concept and theme they have used in multiple editions of the magazine for these kind of features. We had a quick scout before the shoot day to find the best spot and which seamless colour would work for the concept and location.  For lighting we used a 3ft octabank as key light and a shoot through umbrella as fill and flood light. I think it all turned out well.

 

LAURENT POTDEVIN
A former president of Burton Snowboards and Toms Shoes, Laurent Potdevin joined Lululemon Athletica
in January 2014 with a mission to put product quality and image stumbles behind the clothing retailer. Today, one can only conclude he has succeeded: Sales should surpass US$2 billion this year, aided by overseas expansion and
a healthy 4% growth in comparable store sales, and the stock is once again testing its all-time highs. Born in Switzerland, Potdevin holds both an MBA and a master’s degree in engineering.

– Canadian Business Magazine

Laurent Potdevin, CEO of Lululemon Athletica Inc. for Canadian Business Magazine. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Laurent Potdevin, CEO of Lululemon Athletica Inc. for Canadian Business Magazine. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

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R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly – Key Art – Universal Studios

A movie poster I photographed for Universal Studios “Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House” by R.L. Stine. We shot it on set in Langley outside Vancouver, Canada. As always it was pleasure working alongside BC’s local motion picture crew.

Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House is a 2016 horror comedy fantasy film directed by Ron Oliver and the sequel to Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? (2014). The film is based on the third book of the same name by R. L. Stine and the third installment of the Mostly Ghostly film series.

– Wikipidea

Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House, Key Art, Universal Studios. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House, Key Art, Universal Studios. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

The motion picture features  Corey Fogelmanis as Max Doyle, Sophie Reynolds as Cammie Cahill, Blake Michael as Nicky Roland, Olivia Ryan Stern as Tara Roland, Jamie Kennedy as Simon and Danny Trejo as Mr. Morgo.

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Editorial Assignment – Cover Shoot for ROB Magazine

I photographed the cover story for Report On Business Magazine a while back for their article about the messy takeover of Safeway by Sobeys. It was a pretty interesting assignment to photograph, I got to combine both my conceptual studio still life with my more eerie fine art work such as the the series Deserted and Silence.

The cover was also nominated for best magazine cover at the Magazines Awards by the Canadian National Media Awards Foundation.

ROB Magazine - When Sobeys Met Safeway Cover Story. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

ROB Magazine – When Sobeys Met Safeway Cover Story. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

ROB Magazine - When Sobeys Met Safeway Cover Story. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

ROB Magazine – When Sobeys Met Safeway Cover Story. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

 

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New Work – Remains

 

New Work: REMAINS

The series Remains portrays a handful of World War II bunkers located on the Danish West Coast in the Oksbøl Military Firing Range close to Blåvandshug. The firing range is the largest of its kind in Denmark. 
The bunkers were part of the Nazi regimes Atlantic Wall, stretching along the coast from Norway in the North, all the way to the Spanish border in the South. Close to 5000 kilometres of concrete fortifications and other defensive measures.
The bunkers exhibited in this series were all originally built in the sand dunes but are now, after decades of erosion and exposure to the elements, slowly being swallowed up by the Atlantic Ocean
It is unknown how long these relics will remain. For now they still stand as a strong reminder of the past.

by Jens Kristian Balle

 

Jens Kristian Balle - REMAINS - Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle – REMAINS – Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle - REMAINS - Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle – REMAINS – Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle - REMAINS - Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle – REMAINS – Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle - REMAINS - Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle – REMAINS – Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle - REMAINS - Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle – REMAINS – Fine Art Photography

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Editorial Assignment – Laurent Potdevin, CEO of Lululemon for The Wall Street Journal

It’s time to get some updates up on the blog again. I have been neglecting it for the last few months as it has been a very busy time.

I’ll start of with posting this guy, his name is Laurent Potdevin and he is the CEO of Lululemon, I photographed him earlier this year for The Wall Street Journal and the article was published over the summer. Since then I have actually been back at Lululemon twice, photographing him for both Forbes Magazine and Canadian Business. He is a popular man!

Editorial Photography - Wall Street Journal - Laurent Potdevin - Lululemon

Editorial Photography – Wall Street Journal – Laurent Potdevin – Lululemon

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Kindergarten Cop 2 – Key Art – Universal Pictures

I had the pleasure of photographing the Kindergarten Cop 2  gallery shoot for Universal Pictures. It’s the sequel to the 1990 comedy film Kindergarten Cop with Arnold Schwarzenegger. It’s directed by Don Michael Paul and starring Dolph Lundgren and Bill Bellamy.

Assigned to recover sensitive stolen data, a gruff FBI agent goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, but the school’s liberal, politically correct environment is more than he bargained for.

via imdb

Kindergarten Cop 2, Key Art, Dolph Lundgren, Bill Bellamy. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Kindergarten Cop 2, Key Art, Dolph Lundgren, Bill Bellamy. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

 

Its was a fun shoot with lots of kids(obviously) and included a bit of the good old Scandinavian rivalry between myself(being Danish) and the Swedish Mr. Lundgren.

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Applied Arts 2016 Photography Award – Something Fishy

I’m pleased to announce that my Something Fishy piece that I recently shared with you just won at the 2016 Applied Arts Photography Awards in the “Portrait Photography – Single” category. If you have a chance make sure you grab a copy of the magazine or check out the other winners at their website as there is a lot of great work there.

In the past I have won with this piece HERE as well.

2016 Applied Arts Photography Awards Winner - Jens Kristian Balle

2016 Applied Arts Photography Awards Winner – Jens Kristian Balle

2016 Applied Arts Photography Awards Winner - Jens Kristian Balle

2016 Applied Arts Photography Awards Winner – Jens Kristian Balle

 

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Monsterville – Key Art – Universal Pictures

I’m happy to share this movie poster I photographed last year for Universal Pictures “Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls” by R.L. Stine. We shot it on set in Walnut Grove outside Vancouver, Canada. As always it was pleasure working alongside BC’s local film crew.

R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls is a 2015 American Comedy TV film directed by Peter DeLuise. The film stars Dove CameronBraeden LemastersKatherine McNamaraCasey Dubois and Tiffany Espensen, and is about a group of teenage friends that must resist the spell of an evil showman staging a house of horrors show in their small town. It also stars Ryan McCartan and Andrew Kavadas.

           –Wikipedia

Enjoy! (…and keep an eye out as I have a few more movie posters and key art pieces to share later this year)

Monsterville, Universal Pictures Movie Poster, Entertainment Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Monsterville, Universal Pictures Movie Poster, Entertainment Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

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