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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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New Work – Into The Woods

Like any dating profile with a decent amount of respect for themselves I too, besides red wine and sunsets, also enjoy wandering in the woods… Sometimes I bring a camera. Occasionally I even take a picture… or two. This is a collection of some of them.

Enjoy!

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Into The Woods by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

These images were taken in the woods of the Vancouver North Shore.

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New Work – Unimpressed Kid

Here is a new piece I thought I would share. Please enjoy this conceptual portrait of a kid who is slightly unimpressed with his meal… frankly, I probably would have been as well. (At least I think it was the meal… it could also have been that his brother was sitting next door playing Game Boy in the studio lounge… Now – I’m saying Game Boy(it looked like one) not even knowing if thats still a thing? – But for the sake of kids nowadays I hope it is! I remember spending a summer (when I was a kid) doing gardening, painting and whatever else my parents could come up with for $2/hour to save up for one – but thats another story I suppose – I did finally end up with one though!)

And if you think he looks familiar… yet not. I might be because I’ve photographed his younger brother in the past, you can check him out HERE (if you forgot or just feel like it).

Unimpressed Kid... by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer | Conceptual portrait and still life photographer based out of Vancouver, Canada

Unimpressed Kid… by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

… and if your in Vancouver don’t forget to check out the “After Hours” group show by CAPIC, The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators, which will showcase personal work by local commercial photographers… There should be lots of great work, the show is also part of the Capture Photography Festival which CAPIC supports… HERE is a few more details.

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Announcement – “After Hours” Show – Capture Photography Festival

I am happy to announce that I will be part of the 2015 Capture Photography Festival in Vancouver as my two pieces was selected for the CAPIC After Hours gallery show.

CAPIC (Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators) presents- “After Hours”- a photo exhibit showcasing what professional commercial photographers enjoy photographing during their own personal time. A juried exhibit for our members with the mandate: What is your secret passion? What is it you photograph when you are free to photograph whatever you want?

Below are the detail, I hope to see you there!

Name and Address of Venue
Mainspace Gallery
350 East 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC

Date and Time
Opening Reception is April 9 from 7-10 pm the the show will be open 12-5 April
10, 11, 12. please enter through the grunt gallery next door.

After Hours by CAPIC - Capture Photography Festival 2015

After Hours by CAPIC – Capture Photography Festival 2015

 

 

 

CAPIC, the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators, is the collective voice and advocate for professional commercial, editorial and advertising photographers, illustrators and digital artists in Canada. We work hard to maintain industry standards, create a community, fight for copyright protection, and much more.

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Featured on Photography Served by Behance (… again)

My Temptations series was recently featured on Photography Served by Behance

In the past my “Carman, Manitoba” series, “Fence” series and most recently(in January) some of my portraits was featured on Behance as well.

If you missed it, this series was also recently featured on the cover of Falacia Magazine out of Spain.

 

Visit my portfolio site HERE // Visit my Behance profile HERE.

Behance - Photography Served - Temptations by Jens Kristian Balle

Behance – Photography Served – Temptations by Jens Kristian Balle

 

Temptations was originally created as a personal project as marketing towards my commercial and advertising photography clients as well as prospects, but it’s very exciting how much other attention the series is generating!

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Feature – Falacia Magazine – Temptations

My Temptations series was recently featured in Falacia, a new digital and print magazine out of Spain. I got the cover so thats pretty exciting! You can see the magazine HERE.

You can of course also visit my website and view the full series there.

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

(And don’t forget to join me on InstagramTwitter or Facebook if you are into any of those things.)

Falacia Magazine Cover by Jens Kristian Balle

Falacia Magazine Cover by Jens Kristian Balle

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Personal Work – Tree Study

We have just had another beautiful fog rolling in over Vancouver and it reminded me that it was about time to share this series which I photographed back in January on yet another foggy Vancovuer day.

The series is of trees… and if you have been following my work you might remember that this has been my subject matter in the past as well… for some reason I’m very drawn to these when they are singled out and separated by a soft misty background.

If you want to see my older series of trees you can see it HERE.

In other news I have a few more features which I will be sharing this next little while so stay tuned… you could subscribe to the blog HERE if you wanna make sure not to miss it;)

EDIT: Forgot to mention that if your in the Vancouver area there is an amazing gallery show opening on Friday the 13th by photographer Wayne A. Hoecherl. For the past year, Wayne has invited male subjects to participate in this ongoing series of black and white portraits, which has culminated in a collection of over 150 images. There should be an image of me in there as well. The show is at Photohaus Gallery (14 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver), more details HERE and HERE.

 

Anyways, enjoy my new personal work below…

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Tree Study by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

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