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New Work – E1 – iPhoneography

Just wanted to share these few snaps from my iPhone, after all – “The Best Camera is the One You Have With You”… or so they say, not sure how these would hold up in larger prints;)

Enjoy

From the series E. By Jens Kristian Balle

From the series E. By Jens Kristian Balle

From the series E. By Jens Kristian Balle

From the series E. By Jens Kristian Balle

From the series E. By Jens Kristian Balle

From the series E. By Jens Kristian Balle

From the series E. By Jens Kristian Balle

From the series E. By Jens Kristian Balle

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New Work – Signal

A signal as referred to in communication systems, signal processing, and electrical engineering is a function that “conveys information about the behavior or attributes of some phenomenon”. In the physical world, any quantity exhibiting variation in time or variation in space (such as an image) is potentially a signal that might provide information on the status of a physical system, or convey a message between observers, among other possibilities.

 

Signal by Jens Kristian Balle

Signal by Jens Kristian Balle

Signal by Jens Kristian Balle

Signal by Jens Kristian Balle

Signal by Jens Kristian Balle

Signal by Jens Kristian Balle

Signal by Jens Kristian Balle

Signal by Jens Kristian Balle

 

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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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Cop & A Half 2 – KeyArt – Universal Pictures

Photographed the key art for Universal Pictures Cop And A Half: New Recruit, it was a fun day working with the legendary Lou Diamond Phillips and the up-and-coming star Lulu Wilson. New Recruit is a sequel to the 1993 Cop and a Half with Burt Reynolds and Ruby Dee.

Grizzled veteran detective Mark Simmons (Lou Diamond Phillips) can’t seem to catch the “Badge Bandit” – the city’s serial prankster who’s causing mischief and embarrassing the police. Karina Foley (Lulu Wilson) is a spunky 12-year-old who dreams of being a cop. She stumbles on Simmons’ stakeout where she proves she’s got serious detective skills and tech-savvy smarts. While Simmons wants to ignore Karina, the police captain does the unthinkable and teams them up. While on their mission to stop the “Badge Bandit,” the unlikely duo goes on a hilarious, action-filled adventure!

As always it was a pleasure working alongside the local film folks. We shot the gallery out in Maple Ridge at The Ridge Studios.

Cop & A Half: New Recruit, Keyart, Universal Home Entertainment

Cop & A Half: New Recruit, Keyart, Universal Home Entertainment

 

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Bigger Fatter Liar – KeyArt – Universal Pictures

Had the pleasure of photographing the movie poster for Universal Picture Entertainments “Bigger Fatter Liar” by Ron Oliver with Jodelle Ferland,  Barry Bostwick and Ricky Garcia. It’s the sequel to the 2002 hit “Big Fat Liar” starring Frankie Muniz and Paul Giamatti. We were lucky to get to shoot the gallery at The Warehouse Studios in Vancouver, Canada.

Kevin Shepard is a tech-savvy young genius who uses his intelligence to slack off. When greedy video game executive Larry Wolf gets a hold of his ideas for a video game, Kevin and his best friend Becca set off for San Francisco to make Wolf’s life miserable through a series of pranks. – IMDB

Bigger Fatter Liar - Key Art - Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Bigger Fatter Liar – Key Art – Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

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New Work – Remains

 

New Work: REMAINS

The series Remains portrays a handful of World War II bunkers located on the Danish West Coast in the Oksbøl Military Firing Range close to Blåvandshug. The firing range is the largest of its kind in Denmark. 
The bunkers were part of the Nazi regimes Atlantic Wall, stretching along the coast from Norway in the North, all the way to the Spanish border in the South. Close to 5000 kilometres of concrete fortifications and other defensive measures.
The bunkers exhibited in this series were all originally built in the sand dunes but are now, after decades of erosion and exposure to the elements, slowly being swallowed up by the Atlantic Ocean
It is unknown how long these relics will remain. For now they still stand as a strong reminder of the past.

by Jens Kristian Balle

 

Jens Kristian Balle - REMAINS - Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle – REMAINS – Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle - REMAINS - Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle – REMAINS – Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle - REMAINS - Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle – REMAINS – Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle - REMAINS - Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle – REMAINS – Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle - REMAINS - Fine Art Photography

Jens Kristian Balle – REMAINS – Fine Art Photography

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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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