Category Archives: Photography

From the iPhone

The saying goes “the best camera is the one you have with you”, nowadays that usually means your smartphone, so with that in mind I thought it was time again to share some shots I would’t have gotten if I didn’t have my iPhone with me. Now of course, this saying doesn’t quite work when your on a commercial, editorial or other job – here the best camera is the one that does the job and deliver whats needed… So usually you would have quite a different camera with you than an iPhone… But then, I guess if you pack/prepare right(Which every professional will do) the best camera is in fact the one you have with you… I wonder what clever man came up with this?

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the shots below, the shots are mainly from Vancouver with a few from some travels around British Columbia. Don’t forget to follow me on instagram for more – @ballephoto.

From the iPhone - Jens Kristian Balle - Vancouver Photographer

From the iPhone – Jens Kristian Balle

From the iPhone - Jens Kristian Balle - Vancouver Photographer

From the iPhone – Jens Kristian Balle

From the iPhone - Jens Kristian Balle - Vancouver Photographer

From the iPhone – Jens Kristian Balle

From the iPhone - Jens Kristian Balle - Vancouver Photographer

From the iPhone – Jens Kristian Balle

From the iPhone - Jens Kristian Balle - Vancouver Photographer

From the iPhone – Jens Kristian Balle

On another note, I just updated my blog a bit, I hope you enjoy the new look.

Cheers,
Jens

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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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Cloud Study

Hi there,

The end of summer is unfortunately near(at least in our part of the world), I hope you all have enjoyed it! I have had a fabulous and busy summer here in Vancouver with lots of travel, photography projects and commercial work.

Anyways, I thought I would share this little mini series that I recently shot during a trip up to Powell River, Canada. Back and forth from Vancouver it makes a total of 4 ferry rides. And guess what… these are all shot from one of these rides… The clouds, light and mountains were absolutely amazing and I feel these photographs really showcase their raw beauty. This past year I have been shooting a lot of work in my studio here in Vancouver so it’s been great to get outside and shoot these past months.

Btw, you might have seen some teasers from this series if you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Behance.

Cloud Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Cloud Study I by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Cloud Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Cloud Study II by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Cloud Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Cloud Study III by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Cloud Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Cloud Study IV by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Cloud Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Cloud Study V by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

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Promotional work for Kuba Oms

I recently had a great shoot with Vancouver based musician and friend Kuba Oms, he just released his solo album ADHD and I had the pleasure of photographing some promotional material for him. Kuba is originally from Victoria and used to play in B.C’s legendary electronic jam band, Velvet. After going solo, Kuba’s first single, Electrolove, was a big radio and summer hit here in Canada – now 2 years later Kuba finally got his full album done and ready to take on the world. Here is a great little article with him on Times Colonist.

Also, make sure to check out his album ADHD here (and you non-canadians can go here).

Anyways, here are some of the pictures we got:

Vancouver Based Musician Kuba Oms by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Vancouver Based Musician Kuba Oms by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Vancouver Based Musician Kuba Oms by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Vancouver Based Musician Kuba Oms by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Vancouver Based Musician Kuba Oms by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Vancouver Based Musician Kuba Oms by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Vancouver Based Musician Kuba Oms by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Vancouver Based Musician Kuba Oms by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

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New Work – James Lougheed

Thought I would share this fun little shoot I had a little while ago with you – let me present James Lougheed, a Vancouver actor, comedian… and drifter(not the hobo kind but the burning rubber race car thing) – A slightly diverse resume I would say.

Here are some of the shots we got, enjoy!

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

Vancouver actor James Lougheed by Jens Kristian Balle, commercial and editorial concept photographer

Vancouver Actor James Lougheed by Jens Kristian Balle, Commercial and Editorial Concept Photographer

Vancouver actor James Lougheed by Jens Kristian Balle, commercial and editorial concept photographer

Vancouver Actor James Lougheed by Jens Kristian Balle, Commercial and Editorial Concept Photographer

Vancouver actor James Lougheed by Jens Kristian Balle, commercial and editorial concept photographer

Vancouver Actor James Lougheed by Jens Kristian Balle, Commercial and Editorial Concept Photographer

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Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen & Top Chef Canada

I recently had the opportunity to do some photographs for Aaron Alexander and BcBuzZ(@bcbuzztv), the subject was non-other than Trevor Bird(@83TBird), local food advocate, owner(and chef) of Fable Kitchen(@fablekitchen) and as he puts it himself:

“Best loser of Top Chef Canada season 2

I did some still shots while Aaron was doing his video interview and luckily there was also time to setup and do a quick little portrait.

Make sure you head on over to BcBuzZ and check out the video where Aaron gets up-close & personal with Trevor about the new restaurant, life on Top Chef Canada and the Vancouver restaurant industry.

Anyways, enjoy the pictures below and go check out the interview here.

Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen & Top Chef Canada. © Jens Kristian Balle

Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen & Top Chef Canada. © Jens Kristian Balle

Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen & Top Chef Canada. © Jens Kristian Balle

Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen & Top Chef Canada. © Jens Kristian Balle

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