Category Archives: Personal Work

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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Personal Work – Tree Study

We have just had another beautiful fog rolling in over Vancouver and it reminded me that it was about time to share this series which I photographed back in January on yet another foggy Vancovuer day.

The series is of trees… and if you have been following my work you might remember that this has been my subject matter in the past as well… for some reason I’m very drawn to these when they are singled out and separated by a soft misty background.

If you want to see my older series of trees you can see it HERE.

In other news I have a few more features which I will be sharing this next little while so stay tuned… you could subscribe to the blog HERE if you wanna make sure not to miss it;)

EDIT: Forgot to mention that if your in the Vancouver area there is an amazing gallery show opening on Friday the 13th by photographer Wayne A. Hoecherl. For the past year, Wayne has invited male subjects to participate in this ongoing series of black and white portraits, which has culminated in a collection of over 150 images. There should be an image of me in there as well. The show is at Photohaus Gallery (14 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver), more details HERE and HERE.

 

Anyways, enjoy my new personal work below…

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

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Happy Holidays

Hi everyone,

I’m happy to finally share this years holiday image, I hope you all have had a little bit better luck with your Christmas tree hunting/shopping/chopping than this guy!

You can also check out last years image here.

And in case you missed it, I just changed my Instagram and can now be found at @ballephoto

Happy Holidays everyone!!!  Enjoy!

Happy Holidays form Vancovuer photographer Jens Kristian Balle

Happy Holidays from Vancovuer based photographer Jens Kristian Balle

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Recent Work – Close-Up Portraits

I recently had the pleasure of having these 3 Vancovuer based actors and talents in studio for a conceptual photo shoot (…which I will share with you very soon). I took advantage of the situation and photographed this little mini series of close-up portraits of them as well. Enjoy!

Anthony Prasad - Close-Up Portrait by Jens Kristian Balle, Vancouver commercial and editorial photographer

Anthony Prasad – Close-Up Portrait by Jens Kristian Balle, Vancouver Commercial and Editorial Photographer

Steve Fenry - Close-Up Portrait by Jens Kristian Balle, Vancouver commercial and editorial photographer

Steve Fenry – Close-Up Portrait by Jens Kristian Balle, Vancouver Commercial and Editorial Photographer

David Fisher- Close-Up Portrait by Jens Kristian Balle, Vancouver commercial and editorial photographer

David Fisher- Close-Up Portrait by Jens Kristian Balle, Vancouver Commercial and Editorial Photographer

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New Work – Happy Halloween

It’s Halloween!!! I hope you all have a good one!

I created an image for the occasion that I thought I would share. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Head - Vancouver Photographer Jens kristian Balle

Pumpkin Head – Jens kristian Balle, Vancouver Photographer

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Black Rocks, Ucluelet

I had the chance to revisit Tofino and its surrounding areas again this summer, I absolutely love it out there! And between all the surfing, breathtaking nature and great local foods, there was off course time to do some photos as well. This little mini series was done by the black rocks close to the Amphitrite Lighthouse by Ucluelet, about 1/2 an hours drive from Tofino.

 

Enjoy.

Black Rocks, Ucluelet - I - © Jens Kristian Balle

Black Rocks, Ucluelet – I – © Jens Kristian Balle, Vancovuer Commercial & Editorial Photographer

Black Rocks, Ucluelet - II - © Jens Kristian Balle

Black Rocks, Ucluelet – II – © Jens Kristian Balle, Vancovuer Commercial & Editorial Photographer

Black Rocks, Ucluelet - III - © Jens Kristian Balle

Black Rocks, Ucluelet – III – © Jens Kristian Balle, Vancovuer Commercial & Editorial Photographer

Black Rocks, Ucluelet - IV - © Jens Kristian Balle

Black Rocks, Ucluelet – IV – © Jens Kristian Balle, Vancovuer Commercial & Editorial Photographer

Black Rocks, Ucluelet - V - © Jens Kristian Balle

Black Rocks, Ucluelet – V – © Jens Kristian Balle, Vancovuer Commercial & Editorial Photographer

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