Category Archives: Personal Work

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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New Work – Unimpressed Kid

Here is a new piece I thought I would share. Please enjoy this conceptual portrait of a kid who is slightly unimpressed with his meal… frankly, I probably would have been as well. (At least I think it was the meal… it could also have been that his brother was sitting next door playing Game Boy in the studio lounge… Now – I’m saying Game Boy(it looked like one) not even knowing if thats still a thing? – But for the sake of kids nowadays I hope it is! I remember spending a summer (when I was a kid) doing gardening, painting and whatever else my parents could come up with for $2/hour to save up for one – but thats another story I suppose – I did finally end up with one though!)

And if you think he looks familiar… yet not. I might be because I’ve photographed his younger brother in the past, you can check him out HERE (if you forgot or just feel like it).

Unimpressed Kid... by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer | Conceptual portrait and still life photographer based out of Vancouver, Canada

Unimpressed Kid… by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

… and if your in Vancouver don’t forget to check out the “After Hours” group show by CAPIC, The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators, which will showcase personal work by local commercial photographers… There should be lots of great work, the show is also part of the Capture Photography Festival which CAPIC supports… HERE is a few more details.

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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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Feature – Falacia Magazine – Temptations

My Temptations series was recently featured in Falacia, a new digital and print magazine out of Spain. I got the cover so thats pretty exciting! You can see the magazine HERE.

You can of course also visit my website and view the full series there.

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

(And don’t forget to join me on InstagramTwitter or Facebook if you are into any of those things.)

Falacia Magazine Cover by Jens Kristian Balle

Falacia Magazine Cover by Jens Kristian Balle

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