About KK

I love gardening, design, flying, sailing, and fishing. I live with a big white sheepdog named Princess Ice Cream on Galiano Island in British Columbia.

I’ve made photographs of Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, both George Bushes as well as rockstars, entrepreneurs & athletes the world over.

I’ve been  involved with some top notch world-changing organizations including the United Nations, the Access To Media Education Society, TckTckTck, Reel Youth, W2 Community Arts, Northern Voice, and many others working in the areas of social justice, environment, and the media.

BP Oil Spill Photography for National Geographic by Kris Krüg

When the BP Deepwater Horizon blew-up in the Gulf of Mexico I was a part of a crack team of artists & media-makers sent  to the scene by TED & National Geographic.

Using our gifts for positive change is where it’s at. The work I do for big events and corporate clients helps fund my artistic & non-profit photography.

I’ve helped write 2 books, and contributed to a 3rd. The first one is called Bit Torrent for Dummies. The second one is called Killer Photography With Your iPhone. Finally, I wrote a chapter for Pathway: Critiques and Discourse In Olympic Research.

 Killer Photos with Your iPhone BitTorrent for Dummies - Gardner and Krug

In addition to writing I also enjoy speaking, teaching and mentoring. Click here for a partial list of talks I’ve given.

Penalakut Island Youth Photo & Video Workshop

Digging for clams & cockles on Penekalkut Island during a Access to Media Education Society & Galiano Island conversancy ‘native foods’ workshop.


ABC, AEIOU, Android Authority, Ars Technica, Backstage Rider, Barron’s , BBC News, BC Booklook, BC Business, Beatroute, Bogota Post, Boing Boing, Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Boston Review, Business 2 Community, Business in Vancouver, Business Insider, Business Week, Bustle, Casino, CBC, CEO, Chicago Tribune, Chronic Art, Cicero, City Metric, Clean Technica, Climate Central, Climate Home News, CMS Wire, CNET, Common Dreams, Computer World, CONFIDENTIAL, Cooler, Cosmos, Cult of Mac, Culture Trip, Daily Hive, DeSmog, Devex, Digital Journal, Discover, Earth Island Journal, Ecowatch, EDM Identity, Elle, Epic Edits, Everfest, Factor Daily, Fast Company, FedScoop, Festival Voice, Financial Times, Flip the Media, Forbes, Fortune, GeekWire, Georgia Straight, Globe & Mail, GovTech, Grazia, Green Prophet, GreenBiz, Grist, GW Hatchet, Heads, High Country News, Hive Health, Huffington Post, Independant Catholic News, Inhabitat, Inside Science, Inside Vancouver, Interesting Engineering, Internet Lab, Ion, IQ, Irish Examiner, Irish News, Jacobin, Japan Times, JPG, LA Times, LA Weekly, Leonardo, Life Hacker, Lifegate, Lion’s Roar, Mashable, Melty, Microbe World, Momentum, Monday, Mother Nature, Motherboard, Motley Fool, Munchies, MusicFestNews, Narcity, National Geographic, National Health Executive, National Observer, Natural History Museum (UK), Neiman @ Harvard, Netzwoche, New Scientist, New Yorker, Newsweek, Noisey, NPR, NZZ Folio, O Eco, Ocean Drive, Oil Review, One Green Planet, Ozy, Pacific Yachthing, PBS Media Shift, Phys.org, Pique News, Play the Game, Policy Innovations, Public Radio International (PRI), Quartz, Rabble.ca, Rain Zine, Read Write, Reason, Reuters, Reykjavík Grapevine, Rice Paper, Ricochet, Rolling Stone, Science, Scout, Scroll.in, Shareable, Ship to Shore, Skewed, Slate, Star Tribune, Surfer, Tablet, Tech In Asia, Tech.co, TechCrunch, TechVibes, TED, Texas Public Radio, That’s, The Atlantic, The Boar, The Conversation, The Daily Meal, The Daily Beast, The Guardian, The Independant, The Narwhal, The Nation, The National Interest, The New Republic, The News Minute, The Progressive, The Register, The Revalator, The Seattle Globalist, The Strategist, The Student, The Trace, The Tyee, The Verge, The Walrus, The Weather Network, Thrasher, Time Magazine, Torontoist, Toronto Star, Triple Pundit, USA Today, Vancouver Observer, Venture Beat, Vice, Victoria Times Colonist, Village Voice, Voice of America, Vox, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Weedmaps, West Ender, Whistle Blower, WIRED, World Religion News, Xtra, Yale Environment 360, Yes!


6S Marketing, A100, AAA, Able BC, Academie Duello, Access to Media Education, Achilles Media, Affinity Bridge, Affinity China, Agentic, American Express, Amplify Her, Aphrodite’s Organics, Arson Clothing, ArtForum.com, Barker Langham, Blanche MacDonald, Burnkit, Calgary Stampede, Canada Wide Media, Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), Cause+Affect, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Cengage Learning, Chaotic Moon, CIBC, CKNW, Clio, COMM100, Communicopia, Connect.com, Consulate General of the United States, City of Vancouver, Cossette, Crowd Companies, Curatio, Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, Dartmouth, David Suzuki Foundation, Department of Justice Canada, DeSmogBlog, DigiBC, Edgewater Casino, ESRI, Estee, Facing Finance, Faraday Future, FleishmanHillard, Happy Planet, HighRoad, Flock, Foreign Affairs – Trade and Development Canada, FPInnovations, FreshGrade, Future Works, Galiano Island Books, Galiano Island Elementary School, Geekwire, Getty Images, Girl Scouts, Gowalla, Green Party of Canada, Groupe PVP, Hairpin Communications, Has Offers, Hearst, Historica Canada, Hodder Education, Hollyhock, Hootsuite, Hop Studios, Hybridity Music, IEEE, ING Direct, Ink Global, International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER), JAC by JC, Johnson & Johnson, Jones Soda, Klout, Kulture Haus, Luna Pads, Light Organ Records, Lime, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad (LOCOG), Lullabot, Lululemon, Lumina Datamatics, LX Ventures, McGraw Hill, Microsoft, Microsoft Canada, Mobify, Modo, Mondo Trading Company, Moonfruit, Mortenson Construction, NatGeo Publishing, New Media BC, NHK World Japan, Nuba, NY LA, Oberlin College and Conservatory, Omers Ventures, One Net Marketing, Pacific Aviation Museum, Pan Pacific Vancouver, Pay Firma, Payroll Hero, PCBC, Peer Giving Solutions, Penguin Books, Pentagram, Picatic, Pinnacle International, PR Associates, Ptarmigan Arts, PUNCH Canada, Purple Thistle, Red Bull, Reel Youth, Renewal Partners, Ringier, Rsquared Communication, Saltspring Soap Works, Saltspring Coffee, Samsung, Scotia Bank, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Skeena Wild, SportGo, Stauss & Quint, Strategic News Service, Strutta, TckTckTck, Tekara, Techvibes, The Firelight Group, The Garrison Institute, The Kerplunks, THNK School of Creative Leadership, Tonic Records, Tourism Vancouver, Treasures of the Heart, Trinity Western University, TUNE, UN AIDS, Union Gospel Mission, United Nations, United States Penitentiary – Marion, University of British Columbia (UBC), VanArts, Vancouver 2010 Cultural, Olympiad (VANOC), Vancouver Foundation, Vancouver Observer, Version One Ventures, Violator Films, Vision Critical, Vision Vancouver, Vivonet, Waldorf Hotel, W2 Woodwards, Xerox, Zazoo


Alex Bilodeau, Amber Case, Anima Sarah Lavoy, Ann Mortifee, Arvind Subramanian, Barack Obama, Ben Harper, Bill Clinton, Billy Bob Thorton, Boris Wertz, Bradley Shende, Brett Gaylor, Brian Solis, Caen Contee, Celina Agaton, Chanel Reynolds, Charlie Blackcat Smith, Chef Chris Blanco, CloZee, Chris Jordan, Christy Clark, Colin Mochrie, Dan Martell, Dave Olson, David Eagleman, Debbie Landa, Dennis Littky, Dickson Despommier, Don Tapscott, Douglas Coupland, Eckhart Tolle, Elizabeth Streb, Erika Harrison, Esther Duflo, Evo Morales, Gary Slutkin, George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, Grace Park, Gregor Robertson, Guy Kawasaki, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Ian Hinkle, Iggy Pop, Imogen Heap, J. E. Martin, Jack Dorsey, Jack Kornfield, Jad Abumrad, James Andrews, Jason Mogus, Jer Crowle, Jerimiah Owyang, John Legend, Julie Gordon, Khelsilem, Kim Catrall, Krishna Das, Lady Sovereign, Laurence Fishburne, Leonard Brody, Lisa Jackson, Lital Marom, Lynda Brown-Ganzert, Malcolm Gladwell, Mark Zuckerberg, Matthew Good, Melissa Pierce, Michael Ferguson, Michael Stipe, Mike Edwards, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nadia Nascimento, Nardwuar, Nicholas Felton, Pamela Groberman, Neil Young, Pete Doherty, Phil Djwa, Reggie Watts, Richard Branson, Ross Rebagliati, Roy Henry Vickers, Ryan Bader, Ruth Ozeki, Sam Sullivan, Shaena Lambert, Shaquille O’Neal, Stewart Butterfield, Tahmoh Penikett, Wayne Gretzky, Zoë Keating, Zoetica Ebb