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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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One Eyeland Photography Award

It’s been a pretty busy year for me so far. I’ve managed to work with some great new clients such as Rethink, Coast Capital Savings and Universal Pictures, I’ve had the pleasure of having some of my photography featured by some well established online outlets and magazines such as Behance and Dodho… and to finish it off, I just received an award from One Eyeland in the “Professional Advertising – Self Promotion” category. Not too bad at all…  We also managed to squeeze in a minor trip to Tofino on Vancouver Island, which – if you have been following my blog or Instagram for while – know that I just adore… HERE are some images from my last trip there.

Anyways… back to the award. I won with the image below entitled “X”, it has previously won at IPA – The International Photography Awards as well.

Jens Kristian Balle - Silver Award - One Eyeland - Advertising Self-Promotion

Jens Kristian Balle – Silver Award – One Eyeland – Advertising Self-Promotion

Jens Kristian Balle - Silver Award - One Eyeland - Advertising Self-Promotion

Jens Kristian Balle – Silver Award – One Eyeland – Advertising Self-Promotion

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New Work – Pink Shirt Day for RETHINK

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of working with Rethink Vancouver on a great campaign for Pink Shirt Day. A fairly simple but nonetheless fun little project to work on and photograph…

“Pink Shirt Day. On February 25, 2015 we encourage everyone to wear something pink to show that we are all working together to prevent bullying in our schools, in our communities and online.”

Pink Shirt Day - Rethink - Jens Kristian Balle

Pink Shirt Day – Rethink – Jens Kristian Balle

 

 

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DODHO Magazine Feature

Great news – I’m pretty excited to announce that my Carman, Manitoba series recently was featured in DODHO Magazine out of Barcelona, Spain… Last year the series was also featured by SPAM Magazine out of Milano, Italy… Seems like southern Europe are quite fond of this series.

On another note, I’m also going on a mini trip to Vancouver Island today, never been there at this time of year so thats pretty exciting! Hopefully the surf is good! But nonetheless, I’m sure I’ll get a few great shots out of it:) In the meantime I’ll leave you with some of the photos that came out of my last trip to this magical place, you can check them out here

…And you can of course follow my trip on Instagram (@ballephoto).

 

Thanks!

Jens Kristian Balle featured in DODHO Magazine

Jens Kristian Balle featured in DODHO Magazine

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