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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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Assignment – Jeff Wall for Financial Times

I was recently commissioned by Financial Times out of the UK to photograph Jeff Wall here in Vancouver, he is one of Canada’s most renowned photographic artists of recent times and a persons work that I really admire. More of his works can be seen here at MoMa.

Jeff Wall also helped define the “Vancouver School” back in the days with fellow Vancouverites like Rodney GrahamKen LumStan Douglas and Ian Wallace.

Naturally I was quite humble and honoured to not only meet but also photograph this great artist.

Here is a few pictures I got of him. ENJOY.

Vancouver Artist Jeff Wall For Financial Times. © Jens Kristian Balle

Vancouver Artist Jeff Wall For Financial Times. © Jens Kristian Balle

Vancouver Artist Jeff Wall For Financial Times. © Jens Kristian Balle

Vancouver Artist Jeff Wall For Financial Times. © Jens Kristian Balle

Vancouver Artist Jeff Wall For Financial Times. © Jens Kristian Balle

Vancouver Artist Jeff Wall For Financial Times. © Jens Kristian Balle

Vancouver Artist Jeff Wall For Financial Times. © Jens Kristian Balle

Vancouver Artist Jeff Wall For Financial Times. © 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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