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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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One Eyeland Awards – Bronze – Professional Fine Art Still Life

My Temptations series just won Bronze at the One Eyeland Photography Awards in the Professional Fine Art Still Life category.. Yay!

Last year this image won at the awards as well.

Make sure you stay tuned as I got some more exciting news and work to share soon.

// Jens

One Eyeland Photography Awards - Bronze - Professional Fine Art Still Life - Temptations by Jens Kristian Balle

One Eyeland Photography Awards – Bronze – Professional Fine Art Still Life – Temptations by Jens Kristian Balle

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2015 International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention – Professional Advertising

I am happy to announce that I have received an honorable mention at this years International Photography Awards(IPA). My “Not Quite Right” series that I recently shared was selected in the Professional Advertising: Self-Promotion category. In the past I have received honorable mentions from IPA in 2013 and 2014 as well. My previous wins can be seen here(2013) and here(2014).

Jens Kristian Balle - Honorable Mention, Professional Advertising - International Photography Award 2015, Los Angeles

Jens Kristian Balle – Honorable Mention, Professional Advertising – International Photography Award 2015, Los Angeles

Jens Kristian Balle - Honorable Mention, Professional Advertising -International Photography Award 2015, Los Angeles

Jens Kristian Balle – Honorable Mention, Professional Advertising -International Photography Award 2015, Los Angeles

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Editorial Assignment – Eric McCormack – Professionally Speaking

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of photographing Vancouver/LA actor Eric McCormack(Will & Grace) with his former drama teacher Mort Paul for Professionally Speaking by the Ontario College of Teachers. The article was just released so I thought I would share the results.

Thanks to MUA Sonia Leal-Serafim and assistant Daniel Mark for helping out.

Editorial Assignment for The Ontario College of Teachers

Editorial Assignment for The Ontario College of Teachers

Editorial Assignment for The Ontario College of TeachersEditorial Assignment for The Ontario College of Teachers

Editorial Assignment for The Ontario College of Teachers

Editorial Assignment for The Ontario College of Teachers

Editorial Assignment for The Ontario College of Teachers

 

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Editorial Assignment – The Most Hated Man In Business

A while back I had the pleasure of photographing David Baines for Western University. As a stock reporter for the Vancouver Sun David Baines made a lot of enemies while uncovering the dark and shady sides of investment businesses in Vancouver. He was named the “Most Hated Man in Business” by BC Business Magazine, been sued coutless times, received death treats and on one occation notified by law enforcement that someone was shopping for a contract on his life!

As an alumni from Western University they where looking for some conceptual portraits of this interesting man for their Alumni Magazine. Below are the images we created. Enjoy

The Most Hated Man in Business - David Baines - Western University - Editorial Photography.

The Most Hated Man in Business – David Baines – Western University – Editorial Photography.

The Most Hated Man in Business - David Baines - Western University - Editorial Photography.

The Most Hated Man in Business – David Baines – Western University – Editorial Photography.

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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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PX3 Award and Honorable Mentions

I’m happy to announce that I received 1 Silver Award (Professional Advertising, Self-Promotion category) and 2 Honorable Mentions (Professional Advertising category) at this years PX3 out of Paris.

The “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Paris Photography Prize (Px3) was founded in 2007, since then Px3 has become one of the most important European photography competition.

My “X” image won the Silver Award as well as an Honorable Mentions while my “Cigar” image received 1 Honorable Mention. Recently (in case you missed it) my “X” image also received an award by both One Eyeland and The International Photography Awards(IPA).

Anyways, below are my winning images. Enjoy.

X by Jens Kristian Balle. 1 Silver Award and 2 Honorable Mention, PX3 2015,  Prix de la Photographie, Paris

X by Jens Kristian Balle. 1 Silver Award and 1 Honorable Mentions, PX3 2015, Prix de la Photographie, Paris

Cigar by Jens Kristian Balle. Honorable Mention,PX3 2015,  Prix de la Photographie, Paris

Cigar by Jens Kristian Balle. Honorable Mention,PX3 2015, Prix de la Photographie, Paris

 

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Roundup

Jens Kristian Balle - Europe 2015 - iPhone

Jens Kristian Balle – Europe 2015 – iPhoneography, #JensInEurope

It’s been a busy year so far with work and travels. I just got back from a month long Europe trip(more on that another day) and I’m very excited to get back into the grind and continue some of the projects I’m currently working on!

To get the blog going again I thought I would put together a little roundup in case you missed any of this years news. If you really feel like digging in, you can check out some of my previous roundups Here(2014), Here(2014 mid) and Here(2013).

Anyways… below are a few links to some of this years favourites:

– DODHO Magazine Feature – Temptations
– DODHO Magazine Feature – Carman, Manitoba
– Falacia Cover and Magazine Feature – Temptations
– Featured on Photography Served by Behance – Temptations
– Featured on Photography Served by Behance- Portraits
– One Eyeland Silver Award – X
– Pink Shirt Day Campaign for Rethink
– New Work – Into The Woods
– New Work – Unimpressed Kid
– Capture Photo Festival – Temptations

As you might have noticed my Temptations series has gotten a bit of attention this year and I’m happy to share that one of the projects I’m currently shooting are in fact a volume 2 to the series. Can’t wait to share it!

Best,
Jens

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