New Work – James Challis, Vancouver Actor

A little while ago I had the pleasure of having James Challis in the studio for a little creative photo shoot, James is original from Australia but now resides here in Vancouver as an actor and is currently represented by the wonderful people at Maijah Lewk. In short, James is a great guy, easy to work with… and – though we didn’t compare – he might actually even have been taller than me… quite a rare find here in Canada, but thats a story for another day…

For this shoot I had Daniel Mathias help with producing, which is kinda funny, as I have actually photographed him in the past where we did this picture together. Also thanks to stylist, Michelle Davis and MUA, Noel Pozzer.

Oh, and on another note – I recently joined Instagram, so feel free to join me there if your into that kinda thing – @jenskristianballe.

Anyways, below are the results, hope you enjoy!

by Jens Kristian Balle, commercial and editorial concept photographer
by Jens Kristian Balle, commercial and editorial concept photographer
by Jens Kristian Balle, commercial and editorial concept photographer
by Jens Kristian Balle, commercial and editorial concept photographer

Assignment – Jeff Wall for Financial Times

I was recently commissioned by Financial Times out of the UK to photograph Jeff Wall here in Vancouver, he is one of Canada’s most renowned photographic artists of recent times and a persons work that I really admire. More of his works can be seen here at MoMa.

Jeff Wall also helped define the “Vancouver School” back in the days with fellow Vancouverites like Rodney GrahamKen LumStan Douglas and Ian Wallace.

Naturally I was quite humble and honoured to not only meet but also photograph this great artist.

Here is a few pictures I got of him. ENJOY.

Vancouver Artist Jeff Wall For Financial Times. © Jens Kristian Balle
Vancouver Artist Jeff Wall For Financial Times. © Jens Kristian Balle
Vancouver Artist Jeff Wall For Financial Times. © Jens Kristian Balle
Vancouver Artist Jeff Wall For Financial Times. © Jens Kristian Balle
Vancouver Artist Jeff Wall For Financial Times. © Jens Kristian Balle
Vancouver Artist Jeff Wall For Financial Times. © Jens Kristian Balle
Vancouver Artist Jeff Wall For Financial Times. © Jens Kristian Balle
Vancouver Artist Jeff Wall For Financial Times. © Jens Kristian Balle

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