Tag Archives: Portraiture

One Eyeland Awards – Bronze – Professional Fine Art Still Life

My Temptations series just won Bronze at the One Eyeland Photography Awards in the Professional Fine Art Still Life category.. Yay!

Last year this image won at the awards as well.

Make sure you stay tuned as I got some more exciting news and work to share soon.

// Jens

One Eyeland Photography Awards - Bronze - Professional Fine Art Still Life - Temptations by Jens Kristian Balle

One Eyeland Photography Awards – Bronze – Professional Fine Art Still Life – Temptations by Jens Kristian Balle

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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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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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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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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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Featured on Photography Served by Behance

I recently had a few of my portraits featured on the front page of Photography Served by Behance. It’s always a great gesture and an amazing site to be featured on and as they put it themselves, they showcase “Curated work from leading creatives on Behance”… which is a great group to be amongst!

In the past my “Carman, Manitoba” and “Fence” series’ has been featured on Behance as well.

 

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

Portraits by Jens Kristian Balle featured on Photography Served by Behance

Portraits by Jens Kristian Balle featured on Photography Served by Behance

 

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