Category Archives: Personal Work

New Work – Duck Tape 🦆 📼

New piece, hard light, punny and clean… hope you enjoy.

Duct tape, also referred to as duck tape, is cloth- or scrim-backed pressure-sensitive tape, often coated with polyethylene. There are a variety of constructions using different backings and adhesives. One variation is black gaffer tape, which is designed to be non-reflective and cleanly removed, unlike standard duct tape. Another variation is heat-resistant foil (not cloth) duct tape useful for sealing heating and cooling ducts, produced because standard duct tape fails quickly when used on heating ducts. Duct tape is generally silvery gray, but also available in other colors and even printed designs.

During World War II, Revolite (then a division of Johnson & Johnson) developed an adhesive tape made from a rubber-based adhesive applied to a durable duck cloth backing. This tape resisted water and was used as sealing tape on some ammunition cases during that period.

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Duck Tape by Jens Kristian Balle, Vancouver Conceptual and Commercial Photographer

Duck Tape by Jens Kristian Balle

Turns out it’s not the easiest to source out VHS tapes anymore, where did time go?:)

For similar work, check of my pink series that won earlier this year at the Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards here.

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New Work – Signal

A signal as referred to in communication systems, signal processing, and electrical engineering is a function that “conveys information about the behavior or attributes of some phenomenon”. In the physical world, any quantity exhibiting variation in time or variation in space (such as an image) is potentially a signal that might provide information on the status of a physical system, or convey a message between observers, among other possibilities.

 

Signal by Jens Kristian Balle

Signal by Jens Kristian Balle

Signal by Jens Kristian Balle

Signal by Jens Kristian Balle

Signal by Jens Kristian Balle

Signal by Jens Kristian Balle

Signal by Jens Kristian Balle

Signal by Jens Kristian Balle

 

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New Personal Work – Pink

Happy to share these 3 new conceptual still life pieces. Heads up – they are a bit punny. Besides the humour this was a fun project where I got to play with some harder shadows for once, I’m quite a fan and have a few more similar ones in the works. Also there will be some great news about this series soon so keep an eye out;)

Jens Kristian Balle - Conceptual Photography - Fish Tale

Jens Kristian Balle – Conceptual Photography – Fish Tale

Fish Tale

An improbable, boastful tale, as in He came up with some fish tale about his winnings at the track. This expression alludes to the tendency of fishermen to exaggerate the size of their catch.

The American Heritage Dictionary.

Jens Kristian Balle - Conceptual Photography - Melons

Jens Kristian Balle – Conceptual Photography – Melons

Jens Kristian Balle - Conceptual Photography - Sweet Heart

Jens Kristian Balle – Conceptual Photography – Sweet Heart

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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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New Work – Something Fishy

Finally got around to share some new work, the piece is called Something Fishy and it’s an addition to my ongoing series of conceptual portraits. The image is featuring the great and talented Nancy von Euw and a slightly less cooperative member of the cephalopods family… Hope you enjoy.

Something Fishy - Conceptual Portrait Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Something Fishy – Conceptual Portrait Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

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New Work – Not Quite Right

I’m happy to share this new work with you!! It’s a series of four gentlemen not quite getting their – wardrobe, I suppose – right. This was a great conceptual project to work on… but also a little long as I originally only photographed Carl(the guy with the red tie) and intended to leave it at that… It was only later, while brainstorming for a different shoot, that I realized it could be turned into an interesting little mini series.

You might also recognize a few of these faces(which btw, all belong to some great actors here in Vancouver) as I earlier have shared some closeup portraits of them. The series was also recently featured over on Wonderful Machine.

Anyways, enjoy the images below.

Anthony - Not Quite Right - by Jens Kristian Balle. Vancouver / Toronto Advertising Photographer

Anthony – Not Quite Right – by Jens Kristian Balle

David - Not Quite Right - by Jens Kristian Balle. Vancouver / Toronto Advertising Photographer

David – Not Quite Right – by Jens Kristian Balle

Carl - Not Quite Right - by Jens Kristian Balle. Vancouver / Toronto Advertising Photographer

Carl – Not Quite Right – by Jens Kristian Balle

Steve - Not Quite Right - by Jens Kristian Balle

Steve – Not Quite Right – by Jens Kristian Balle

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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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New Work – Into The Woods

Like any dating profile with a decent amount of respect for themselves I too, besides red wine and sunsets, also enjoy wandering in the woods… Sometimes I bring a camera. Occasionally I even take a picture… or two. This is a collection of some of them.

Enjoy!

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

These images were taken in the woods of the Vancouver North Shore.

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