Author Archives: Jens Kristian Balle

Vancouver commercial, advertising and editorial photographer.

Cop & A Half 2 – KeyArt – Universal Pictures

Photographed the key art for Universal Pictures Cop And A Half: New Recruit, it was a fun day working with the legendary Lou Diamond Phillips and the up-and-coming star Lulu Wilson. New Recruit is a sequel to the 1993 Cop and a Half with Burt Reynolds and Ruby Dee.

Grizzled veteran detective Mark Simmons (Lou Diamond Phillips) can’t seem to catch the “Badge Bandit” – the city’s serial prankster who’s causing mischief and embarrassing the police. Karina Foley (Lulu Wilson) is a spunky 12-year-old who dreams of being a cop. She stumbles on Simmons’ stakeout where she proves she’s got serious detective skills and tech-savvy smarts. While Simmons wants to ignore Karina, the police captain does the unthinkable and teams them up. While on their mission to stop the “Badge Bandit,” the unlikely duo goes on a hilarious, action-filled adventure!

As always it was a pleasure working alongside the local film folks. We shot the gallery out in Maple Ridge at The Ridge Studios.

Cop & A Half: New Recruit, Keyart, Universal Home Entertainment

Cop & A Half: New Recruit, Keyart, Universal Home Entertainment

 

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Personal Work – TV

As you may know I have created a few more pieces that goes along with the concepts of my older Temptations series. Previously I’ve shared the pieces Gold  and Bacon. If you missed them you can check them out HERE and HERE.

temp·ta·tion
tem(p)ˈtāSHən/
noun
1. a desire to do something, esp. something wrong or unwise.

The one I’m sharing with you today is titled TV… for obvious reasons. This was also the first time I played with this background colour, quite like how it turned out. Enjoy!

Jens Kristian Balle - Temptations Part II - TV - Conceptual still life photography

Jens Kristian Balle – Temptations Part II – TV – Conceptual still life photography

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Personal Work – Bacon

I have created a few more pieces that goes along with the concept of my older Temptations series. Previously I’ve shared Gold which you can check out HERE if you missed it.

temp·ta·tion
tem(p)ˈtāSHən/
noun
1. a desire to do something, esp. something wrong or unwise.

Keeping this definition in mind the conceptual Temptations series was created fixating on the negative lifestyle habits and addictions of humans around the world. Though the theme is dark the series is kept light-hearted, full of bright colours and carefully styled objects to match.

The one I’m sharing with you today is titled Bacon. Because we all love Bacon (except if you’re a vegan I suppose). Also, fun fact of the day:

  • I’m Danish. Bacon comes from pigs. For every Dane in the world there are more than 5 pigs in Denmark.

We are vastly outnumbered. So eat more bacon!

But watch out… (Especially if you don’t have free healthcare like those communists socialists from Denmark…)

Temptations Part II - Bacon - Conceptual still life photography from Vancouver photographer Jens Kristian Balle

Jens Kristian Balle – Temptations Part II – Bacon

You’re still here…
I’ll give you a second fun fact of the day: There are about 450000 calories worth of eatable meat/fat in a pig. With an average human daily calorie intake of 2250 there are enough pigs in Denmark to feed every Dane for more than a thousand days. That’s almost 3 years!**

 

 

 

 

**Calculated with rough school math by a creative person…

 

 

 

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Personal Work – Gold

I have created a few more pieces that goes along with the concept of my older Temptations series.

temp·ta·tion
tem(p)ˈtāSHən/
noun
1. a desire to do something, esp. something wrong or unwise.

Keeping this definition in mind the conceptual Temptations series was created fixating on the negative lifestyle habits and addictions of humans around the world. Though the theme is dark the series is kept light-hearted, full of bright colours and carefully styled objects to match.

The first one I’m sharing is titled Gold. Warning – It’s hot!!

Enjoy

Jens Kristian Balle - Temptations Part II - Gold - Conceptual still life photography

Jens Kristian Balle – Temptations Part II – Gold – Conceptual still life photography

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Bigger Fatter Liar – KeyArt – Universal Pictures

Had the pleasure of photographing the movie poster for Universal Picture Entertainments “Bigger Fatter Liar” by Ron Oliver with Jodelle Ferland,  Barry Bostwick and Ricky Garcia. It’s the sequel to the 2002 hit “Big Fat Liar” starring Frankie Muniz and Paul Giamatti. We were lucky to get to shoot the gallery at The Warehouse Studios in Vancouver, Canada.

Kevin Shepard is a tech-savvy young genius who uses his intelligence to slack off. When greedy video game executive Larry Wolf gets a hold of his ideas for a video game, Kevin and his best friend Becca set off for San Francisco to make Wolf’s life miserable through a series of pranks. – IMDB

Bigger Fatter Liar - Key Art - Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Bigger Fatter Liar – Key Art – Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

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New Publicity Work For Young Bombs

Had the pleasure of having the Vancouver-based electronic duo Young Bombs in the studio to update some publicity material. They have already released a string of popular remixes and they don’t show any signs of slowing down. Make sure to check them out on Soundcloud and give their Instagram/Snap Stories (youngbombs) a try as well( they’re pretty funny!).

This was my second time photographing them. It’s great having them in the studio as they’re always up for some experimenting.

Young Bombs - Music And Promo Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Young Bombs – Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Young Bombs - Music And Promo Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Young Bombs – Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Young Bombs - Music And Promo Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Young Bombs – Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

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New Work – Portraits of Lorne Craig – Unicycle Creatives

Catching up on some older work I haven’t shared yet.

Last year I had the pleasure of creating some conceptual portraits of Lorne Craig. Lorne has been creating advertising, marketing and communications work for 20+ year. For the last 10 years with Unicycle Creative were he is the Creative Director and owner. He has a big focus on working with brands that share his vision on sustainability and balance.

… and yes, Lorne is pretty sharp on a unicycle as well!! Enjoy the images below.

Unicycle Creative - Lorne Craig - Conceptual - Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Unicycle Creative – Lorne Craig – Conceptual – Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Unicycle Creative - Lorne Craig - Portrait - Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Unicycle Creative – Lorne Craig – Portrait – Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Unicycle Creative - Lorne Craig - Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Unicycle Creative – Lorne Craig – Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

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BC Hydro- Advertising Campaign – TAXI

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of working with the great creative people at TAXI‘s Vancouver office for a small Spring Lighting advertising campaign for BC Hydro. The campaign was shot as a collage so the images would both work individually as well as together next to each other as platform posters at skytrain stations around Vancouver.

BC Hydro - Vancouver Advertising Campaign

BC Hydro – Vancouver Advertising Campaign – TAXI Advertising Agency. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

BC Hydro - Vancouver Advertising Campaign

BC Hydro – Vancouver Advertising Campaign – TAXI Advertising Agency. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

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