Vancouver commercial photographer, advertising photographer and editorial photographer. Jens Kristian Balle // Photographer. Jens tells stories and brings ideas to life using humor, strong characters and excellent lighting and composition skills
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.
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.
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.
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).