Category Archives: Photography

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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Promotional Work for Speakeasy Theatre

It’s been a little quiet on the blog here but I’m gonna try an catch up with some work over the next little while. First I want to share a promotional series I photographed for Speakeasy Theatres sold old show The Shipment directed by Kayvon Khoshkam and Omari Newton.

Featuring: Chris Francisque, Kiomi Pyke, Adrian Neblett, Andrew Creightney and Omari Newton

 

The New York Times says “Cultural images of black America are tweaked, pulled and twisted like Silly Putty in “The Shipment,” a subversive, seriously funny new theater piece”. Theatre Mania calls The Shipment “An insightful piece about black identity politics that is daring, provocative, and very, very funny.”

Biting satire at its very best, The Shipment is a subversive modern minstrel show about Black identity meant to wake the world to the ridiculous narratives in dominant media. Five Black actors play a roster of characters that reads like a bad b-list of Black iconography: Video Ho, Crackhead John, Bad Cop, Standup Comedian, Drug Dealer Mama, Grandma from Heaven, and Record Company Executive, to name just a few. The brazen mash-up of these stereotypes with clichés, distortions, and brilliant sleights of hand all force us to go beyond the lampoon and shift the lens through which we perceive race in order to confront our own bias.

speakeasytheatre.ca

Andrew Creightney - The Shipment - Speakeasy Theatre - Promotional Photography

Andrew Creightney – The Shipment – Speakeasy Theatre – Promotional Photography

Omari Newton - The Shipment - Speakeasy Theatre - Promotional Photography

Omari Newton – The Shipment – Speakeasy Theatre – Promotional Photography

Kiomi Pyke - The Shipment - Speakeasy Theatre - Promotional Photography

Kiomi Pyke – The Shipment – Speakeasy Theatre – Promotional Photography

Chris Francisque - The Shipment - Speakeasy Theatre - Promotional Photography

Chris Francisque – The Shipment – Speakeasy Theatre – Promotional Photography

Adrian Neblett - The Shipment - Speakeasy Theatre - Promotional Photography

Adrian Neblett – The Shipment – Speakeasy Theatre – Promotional Photography

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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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Monsterville – Key Art – Universal Pictures

I’m happy to share this movie poster I photographed last year for Universal Pictures “Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls” by R.L. Stine. We shot it on set in Walnut Grove outside Vancouver, Canada. As always it was pleasure working alongside BC’s local film crew.

R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls is a 2015 American Comedy TV film directed by Peter DeLuise. The film stars Dove CameronBraeden LemastersKatherine McNamaraCasey Dubois and Tiffany Espensen, and is about a group of teenage friends that must resist the spell of an evil showman staging a house of horrors show in their small town. It also stars Ryan McCartan and Andrew Kavadas.

           –Wikipedia

Enjoy! (…and keep an eye out as I have a few more movie posters and key art pieces to share later this year)

Monsterville, Universal Pictures Movie Poster, Entertainment Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Monsterville, Universal Pictures Movie Poster, Entertainment Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

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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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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.

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Falacia Magazine Cover by Jens Kristian Balle

Falacia Magazine Cover by Jens Kristian Balle

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