Tag Archives: Canadian Photographer

New Work – James Challis, Vancouver Actor

A little while ago I had the pleasure of having James Challis in the studio for a little creative photo shoot, James is original from Australia but now resides here in Vancouver as an actor and is currently represented by the wonderful people at Maijah Lewk. In short, James is a great guy, easy to work with… and – though we didn’t compare – he might actually even have been taller than me… quite a rare find here in Canada, but thats a story for another day…

For this shoot I had Daniel Mathias help with producing, which is kinda funny, as I have actually photographed him in the past where we did this picture together. Also thanks to stylist, Michelle Davis and MUA, Noel Pozzer.

Oh, and on another note – I recently joined Instagram, so feel free to join me there if your into that kinda thing – @jenskristianballe.

Anyways, below are the results, hope you enjoy!

by Jens Kristian Balle, commercial and editorial concept photographer

by Jens Kristian Balle, commercial and editorial concept photographer

by Jens Kristian Balle, commercial and editorial concept photographer

by Jens Kristian Balle, commercial and editorial concept photographer

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New Work

I got some new work for you… Please say hi to Tristan, the youngest talent I had in my studio last year…

ENJOY

© Jens Kristian Balle, www.jenskristianballe.com, Vancouver Photographer

© Jens Kristian Balle, www.jenskristianballe.com, Vancouver Photographer

© Jens Kristian Balle, www.jenskristianballe.com, Vancouver Photographer

© Jens Kristian Balle, www.jenskristianballe.com, Vancouver Photographer

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Happy Holidays

Hi everyone, Happy Holidays!!

Here is a little Christmas “transformation”. Enjoy!

(You can also view a larger version on my portfolio site right HERE)

Happy Holidays from photographer Jens Kristian Balle

Happy Holidays from photographer Jens Kristian Balle

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Assignment – Vancouver Magazine – UBC Quidditch Team

I recently had a rather unusual assignment for Vancouver Magazine – Can you go and take a few photos of the UBC Quidditch Team… sure but…. question #1, what is Quidditch(or Muggle Quidditch as they call it) in the first place?

From wikipedia:
“A sport based on Quidditch, the fictional sport developed by British author J. K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series of children’s novels. As in the fictional sport, muggle quidditch has seven players on each team: 3 chasers, 2 beaters, 1 keeper and 1 seeker. Muggle quidditch has been adapted for play on the ground, with game play confined to a playing field comparable in size to a hockey rink. The sport is adapted using elements of rugby, dodgeball, tag, wrestling and lacrosse.”

And here is the kicker: “All players are required to carry a broom between their legs at all times.”

Sounds interesting and watching Quidditch also turns out to be quite an unusual, surreal and rather intense experience.

 

If this is something you want to see for yourself(which I would recommend), you can check out their Facebook page HERE for more info.
Also, to get the full story you can pick up a copy of the December issue of VanMag at your local Vancouver news stand:)

Anyways, here are two outtakes from their practice.

UBC Quidditch Team, Practice Game © Jens Kristian Balle, www.jenskristianballe.com

UBC Quidditch Team, Practice Game © Jens Kristian Balle, www.jenskristianballe.com

Zack van Zanten, President of the UBC Quidditch Team, © Jens Kristian Balle, www.jenskristianballe.com

Zack van Zanten, President of the UBC Quidditch Team, © Jens Kristian Balle, www.jenskristianballe.com

And here are the tear sheets:

UBC Quidditch Team, Vancouver Magazine © Jens Kristian Balle, www.jenskristianballe.com

UBC Quidditch Team, Vancouver Magazine © Jens Kristian Balle, www.jenskristianballe.com

UBC Quidditch Team, Vancouver Magazine © Jens Kristian Balle, www.jenskristianballe.com

UBC Quidditch Team, Vancouver Magazine © Jens Kristian Balle, www.jenskristianballe.com

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Lastly, a thank you to art director Jenny Reed for passing on the assignment:)

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