Tag Archives: Editorial Photography

Editorial Assignment – CB Magazine – Laurent Potdevin of Lululemon

I had the pleasure of visiting Lululemon again after having photographed an editorial portrait of their CEO Laurent Potdevin for The Wall Street Journal earlier. This time it was for a feature in Canadian Business Magazine.

We got to photograph Laurent in his office at the Lululemon headquarters in Vancouver. We did a wide environmental portrait and used a 4ft seamless behind the subject to separate and frame him. This was a request from the photo editor as this has been a concept and theme they have used in multiple editions of the magazine for these kind of features. We had a quick scout before the shoot day to find the best spot and which seamless colour would work for the concept and location.  For lighting we used a 3ft octabank as key light and a shoot through umbrella as fill and flood light. I think it all turned out well.

 

LAURENT POTDEVIN
A former president of Burton Snowboards and Toms Shoes, Laurent Potdevin joined Lululemon Athletica
in January 2014 with a mission to put product quality and image stumbles behind the clothing retailer. Today, one can only conclude he has succeeded: Sales should surpass US$2 billion this year, aided by overseas expansion and
a healthy 4% growth in comparable store sales, and the stock is once again testing its all-time highs. Born in Switzerland, Potdevin holds both an MBA and a master’s degree in engineering.

– Canadian Business Magazine

Laurent Potdevin, CEO of Lululemon Athletica Inc. for Canadian Business Magazine. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Laurent Potdevin, CEO of Lululemon Athletica Inc. for Canadian Business Magazine. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

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Editorial Assignment – Cover Shoot for ROB Magazine

I photographed the cover story for Report On Business Magazine a while back for their article about the messy takeover of Safeway by Sobeys. It was a pretty interesting assignment to photograph, I got to combine both my conceptual studio still life with my more eerie fine art work such as the the series Deserted and Silence.

The cover was also nominated for best magazine cover at the Magazines Awards by the Canadian National Media Awards Foundation.

ROB Magazine - When Sobeys Met Safeway Cover Story. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

ROB Magazine – When Sobeys Met Safeway Cover Story. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

ROB Magazine - When Sobeys Met Safeway Cover Story. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

ROB Magazine – When Sobeys Met Safeway Cover Story. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

 

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Editorial Assignment – Laurent Potdevin, CEO of Lululemon for The Wall Street Journal

It’s time to get some updates up on the blog again. I have been neglecting it for the last few months as it has been a very busy time.

I’ll start of with posting this guy, his name is Laurent Potdevin and he is the CEO of Lululemon, I photographed him earlier this year for The Wall Street Journal and the article was published over the summer. Since then I have actually been back at Lululemon twice, photographing him for both Forbes Magazine and Canadian Business. He is a popular man!

Editorial Photography - Wall Street Journal - Laurent Potdevin - Lululemon

Editorial Photography – Wall Street Journal – Laurent Potdevin – Lululemon

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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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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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