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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 – 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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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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Recent Work – Close-Up Portraits

I recently had the pleasure of having these 3 Vancovuer based actors and talents in studio for a conceptual photo shoot (…which I will share with you very soon). I took advantage of the situation and photographed this little mini series of close-up portraits of them as well. Enjoy!

Anthony Prasad - Close-Up Portrait by Jens Kristian Balle, Vancouver commercial and editorial photographer

Anthony Prasad – Close-Up Portrait by Jens Kristian Balle, Vancouver Commercial and Editorial Photographer

Steve Fenry - Close-Up Portrait by Jens Kristian Balle, Vancouver commercial and editorial photographer

Steve Fenry – Close-Up Portrait by Jens Kristian Balle, Vancouver Commercial and Editorial Photographer

David Fisher- Close-Up Portrait by Jens Kristian Balle, Vancouver commercial and editorial photographer

David Fisher- Close-Up Portrait by Jens Kristian Balle, Vancouver Commercial and Editorial Photographer

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2 Honorable Mentions at the 2014 International Photography Awards

Hi all,

I’m happy to announce that I received 2 Honorable Mentions at this years International Photography Awards (IPA 2014) for my images of local Vancouver actors Al Dales and Frank Crnkovic.

You can check them out here or view them further below:

Professional Advertising, Self-Promotion – “X”

Professional Advertising, Self-Promotion – “Donkey”

And in case you missed it, I also received a few Honorable Mentions last year from IPA and you can see those HERE.

International Photography Awards (IPA 2014),  Honorable Mentions,  Professional Advertising - Self-Promotion - Jens Kristian Balle

International Photography Awards (IPA 2014), Honorable Mentions, Professional Advertising – Self-Promotion – Jens Kristian Balle

International Photography Awards (IPA 2014),  Honorable Mentions,  Professional Advertising - Self-Promotion - "X" by Jens Kristian Balle

International Photography Awards 2014, Honorable Mention, Professional Advertising – Self-Promotion – “X” by Jens Kristian Balle

International Photography Awards (IPA 2014),  Honorable Mentions,  Professional Advertising - Self-Promotion - "Donkey" by Jens Kristian Balle

International Photography Awards 2014, Honorable Mention, Professional Advertising – Self-Promotion – “Donkey” by Jens Kristian Balle

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New Work – James Lougheed

Thought I would share this fun little shoot I had a little while ago with you – let me present James Lougheed, a Vancouver actor, comedian… and drifter(not the hobo kind but the burning rubber race car thing) – A slightly diverse resume I would say.

Here are some of the shots we got, enjoy!

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

Vancouver actor James Lougheed by Jens Kristian Balle, commercial and editorial concept photographer

Vancouver Actor James Lougheed by Jens Kristian Balle, Commercial and Editorial Concept Photographer

Vancouver actor James Lougheed by Jens Kristian Balle, commercial and editorial concept photographer

Vancouver Actor James Lougheed by Jens Kristian Balle, Commercial and Editorial Concept Photographer

Vancouver actor James Lougheed by Jens Kristian Balle, commercial and editorial concept photographer

Vancouver Actor James Lougheed by Jens Kristian Balle, Commercial and Editorial Concept Photographer

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Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen & Top Chef Canada

I recently had the opportunity to do some photographs for Aaron Alexander and BcBuzZ(@bcbuzztv), the subject was non-other than Trevor Bird(@83TBird), local food advocate, owner(and chef) of Fable Kitchen(@fablekitchen) and as he puts it himself:

“Best loser of Top Chef Canada season 2

I did some still shots while Aaron was doing his video interview and luckily there was also time to setup and do a quick little portrait.

Make sure you head on over to BcBuzZ and check out the video where Aaron gets up-close & personal with Trevor about the new restaurant, life on Top Chef Canada and the Vancouver restaurant industry.

Anyways, enjoy the pictures below and go check out the interview here.

Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen & Top Chef Canada. © Jens Kristian Balle

Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen & Top Chef Canada. © Jens Kristian Balle

Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen & Top Chef Canada. © Jens Kristian Balle

Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen & Top Chef Canada. © Jens Kristian Balle

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News – Website Update

I finally got around to update my portfolio website, I have added 21 new pictures, there is now 3 portrait galleries, “People 01”, “People 02” and “People 03″… So what are you waiting for – head on over to www.jenskristianballe.com to have a look.

ENJOY!

www.jenskristianballe.com

www.jenskristianballe.com, © Jens Kristian Balle

www.jenskristianballe.com, © Jens Kristian Balle

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