Category Archives: Featured / Published

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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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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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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“Cloud Study” Featured on Photography Served by Behance

My “Cloud Study” series was recently featured on Photography Served by Behance

Photography Served showcases “Curated work from leading creatives on Behance”

Visit my portfolio site HERE and/or my Behance profile HERE.

Cloud Study by Jens Kristian Balle - Photography Served by Behance

Cloud Study by Jens Kristian Balle – Photography Served by Behance

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Editorial Assignment – Eric McCormack – Professionally Speaking

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of photographing Vancouver/LA actor Eric McCormack(Will & Grace) with his former drama teacher Mort Paul for Professionally Speaking by the Ontario College of Teachers. The article was just released so I thought I would share the results.

Thanks to MUA Sonia Leal-Serafim and assistant Daniel Mark for helping out.

Editorial Assignment for The Ontario College of Teachers

Editorial Assignment for The Ontario College of Teachers

Editorial Assignment for The Ontario College of TeachersEditorial Assignment for The Ontario College of Teachers

Editorial Assignment for The Ontario College of Teachers

Editorial Assignment for The Ontario College of Teachers

Editorial Assignment for The Ontario College of Teachers

 

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“Enter” Featured on Photography Served by Behance

My “Enter” series was recently featured on Photography Served by Behance

This is my third feature on Behance this year… I must be on a roll:) Earlier this year my Temptations series and some of my portraits was featured on Behance as well.

Photography Served showcases “Curated work from leading creatives on Behance”

Also (if you’re in the mood) feel free to visit my portfolio site HERE and/or my Behance profile HERE.

Enter by Jens Kristian Balle - Photography Served by Behance

Enter by Jens Kristian Balle – Photography Served by Behance

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DODHO Magazine Feature – Temptations

I’m excited to announce that my Temptations series recently was featured in DODHO Magazine out of Barcelona…

Temptations has gotten a bit of exposure lately and has recently been featured in Falacia and on Behance as well.

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

Check out the series on Dodho here.

(In the past my Carman, Manitoba has also been featured by Dodho)

Temptations - Dodho Magazine Feature - Jens Kristian Balle

Temptations – Dodho Magazine Feature – Jens Kristian Balle

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Featured on Photography Served by Behance (… again)

My Temptations series was recently featured on Photography Served by Behance

In the past my “Carman, Manitoba” series, “Fence” series and most recently(in January) some of my portraits was featured on Behance as well.

If you missed it, this series was also recently featured on the cover of Falacia Magazine out of Spain.

 

Visit my portfolio site HERE // Visit my Behance profile HERE.

Behance - Photography Served - Temptations by Jens Kristian Balle

Behance – Photography Served – Temptations by Jens Kristian Balle

 

Temptations was originally created as a personal project as marketing towards my commercial and advertising photography clients as well as prospects, but it’s very exciting how much other attention the series is generating!

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