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Promotional Work for Speakeasy Theatre

It’s been a little quiet on the blog here but I’m gonna try an catch up with some work over the next little while. First I want to share a promotional series I photographed for Speakeasy Theatres sold old show The Shipment directed by Kayvon Khoshkam and Omari Newton.

Featuring: Chris Francisque, Kiomi Pyke, Adrian Neblett, Andrew Creightney and Omari Newton

 

The New York Times says “Cultural images of black America are tweaked, pulled and twisted like Silly Putty in “The Shipment,” a subversive, seriously funny new theater piece”. Theatre Mania calls The Shipment “An insightful piece about black identity politics that is daring, provocative, and very, very funny.”

Biting satire at its very best, The Shipment is a subversive modern minstrel show about Black identity meant to wake the world to the ridiculous narratives in dominant media. Five Black actors play a roster of characters that reads like a bad b-list of Black iconography: Video Ho, Crackhead John, Bad Cop, Standup Comedian, Drug Dealer Mama, Grandma from Heaven, and Record Company Executive, to name just a few. The brazen mash-up of these stereotypes with clichés, distortions, and brilliant sleights of hand all force us to go beyond the lampoon and shift the lens through which we perceive race in order to confront our own bias.

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Andrew Creightney - The Shipment - Speakeasy Theatre - Promotional Photography

Andrew Creightney – The Shipment – Speakeasy Theatre – Promotional Photography

Omari Newton - The Shipment - Speakeasy Theatre - Promotional Photography

Omari Newton – The Shipment – Speakeasy Theatre – Promotional Photography

Kiomi Pyke - The Shipment - Speakeasy Theatre - Promotional Photography

Kiomi Pyke – The Shipment – Speakeasy Theatre – Promotional Photography

Chris Francisque - The Shipment - Speakeasy Theatre - Promotional Photography

Chris Francisque – The Shipment – Speakeasy Theatre – Promotional Photography

Adrian Neblett - The Shipment - Speakeasy Theatre - Promotional Photography

Adrian Neblett – The Shipment – Speakeasy Theatre – Promotional Photography

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New Work – Happy Halloween

It’s Halloween!!! I hope you all have a good one!

I created an image for the occasion that I thought I would share. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Head - Vancouver Photographer Jens kristian Balle

Pumpkin Head – Jens kristian Balle, Vancouver Photographer

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Promotional work for Kuba Oms

I recently had a great shoot with Vancouver based musician and friend Kuba Oms, he just released his solo album ADHD and I had the pleasure of photographing some promotional material for him. Kuba is originally from Victoria and used to play in B.C’s legendary electronic jam band, Velvet. After going solo, Kuba’s first single, Electrolove, was a big radio and summer hit here in Canada – now 2 years later Kuba finally got his full album done and ready to take on the world. Here is a great little article with him on Times Colonist.

Also, make sure to check out his album ADHD here (and you non-canadians can go here).

Anyways, here are some of the pictures we got:

Vancouver Based Musician Kuba Oms by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Vancouver Based Musician Kuba Oms by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Vancouver Based Musician Kuba Oms by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Vancouver Based Musician Kuba Oms by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Vancouver Based Musician Kuba Oms by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Vancouver Based Musician Kuba Oms by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Vancouver Based Musician Kuba Oms by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

Vancouver Based Musician Kuba Oms by Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer

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