Tag Archives: conceptual

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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Personal Work – TV

As you may know I have created a few more pieces that goes along with the concepts of my older Temptations series. Previously I’ve shared the pieces Gold  and Bacon. If you missed them you can check them out HERE and HERE.

temp·ta·tion
tem(p)ˈtāSHən/
noun
1. a desire to do something, esp. something wrong or unwise.

The one I’m sharing with you today is titled TV… for obvious reasons. This was also the first time I played with this background colour, quite like how it turned out. Enjoy!

Jens Kristian Balle - Temptations Part II - TV - Conceptual still life photography

Jens Kristian Balle – Temptations Part II – TV – Conceptual still life photography

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Personal Work – Bacon

I have created a few more pieces that goes along with the concept of my older Temptations series. Previously I’ve shared Gold which you can check out HERE if you missed it.

temp·ta·tion
tem(p)ˈtāSHən/
noun
1. a desire to do something, esp. something wrong or unwise.

Keeping this definition in mind the conceptual Temptations series was created fixating on the negative lifestyle habits and addictions of humans around the world. Though the theme is dark the series is kept light-hearted, full of bright colours and carefully styled objects to match.

The one I’m sharing with you today is titled Bacon. Because we all love Bacon (except if you’re a vegan I suppose). Also, fun fact of the day:

  • I’m Danish. Bacon comes from pigs. For every Dane in the world there are more than 5 pigs in Denmark.

We are vastly outnumbered. So eat more bacon!

But watch out… (Especially if you don’t have free healthcare like those communists socialists from Denmark…)

Temptations Part II - Bacon - Conceptual still life photography from Vancouver photographer Jens Kristian Balle

Jens Kristian Balle – Temptations Part II – Bacon

You’re still here…
I’ll give you a second fun fact of the day: There are about 450000 calories worth of eatable meat/fat in a pig. With an average human daily calorie intake of 2250 there are enough pigs in Denmark to feed every Dane for more than a thousand days. That’s almost 3 years!**

 

 

 

 

**Calculated with rough school math by a creative person…

 

 

 

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Personal Work – Gold

I have created a few more pieces that goes along with the concept of my older Temptations series.

temp·ta·tion
tem(p)ˈtāSHən/
noun
1. a desire to do something, esp. something wrong or unwise.

Keeping this definition in mind the conceptual Temptations series was created fixating on the negative lifestyle habits and addictions of humans around the world. Though the theme is dark the series is kept light-hearted, full of bright colours and carefully styled objects to match.

The first one I’m sharing is titled Gold. Warning – It’s hot!!

Enjoy

Jens Kristian Balle - Temptations Part II - Gold - Conceptual still life photography

Jens Kristian Balle – Temptations Part II – Gold – Conceptual still life photography

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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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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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DODHO Magazine Feature – Temptations

I’m excited to announce that my Temptations series recently was featured in DODHO Magazine out of Barcelona…

Temptations has gotten a bit of exposure lately and has recently been featured in Falacia and on Behance as well.

temp·ta·tion
tem(p)ˈtāSHən/
noun
1. a desire to do something, esp. something wrong or unwise.

Check out the series on Dodho here.

(In the past my Carman, Manitoba has also been featured by Dodho)

Temptations - Dodho Magazine Feature - Jens Kristian Balle

Temptations – Dodho Magazine Feature – Jens Kristian Balle

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