Hello there! I’m Kris Krüg, a digital pioneer, acclaimed photographer, creative technologist, author, and educator. My journey has taken me from the sunny shores of California to the vibrant cityscape of Vancouver, where I share my life with my faithful companion, Baby Jesus. My mantra? “Technology is best when it brings people together,” and I strive to embody this ethos in every facet of my life.
My camera has been my passport to the world, capturing everything from the enchanting microcosm of salamanders, nudibranchs, and mushrooms to the grandeur of global icons like Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Richard Branson, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Shaquille O’Neal. I have a particular fondness for the biodiversity of Galiano, where I’ve documented a wide array of lifeforms, from plants and amphibians to mammals and birds, as well as numerous marine species found near my home on Active Pass.
My work has been featured in a wide array of publications, including National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Business Week, USA Today, the LA Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Forbes, Fortune, WIRED, and many more. I’ve also had the privilege of serving as a Photographer and Photo Editor at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), where I used my skills to document the organization’s journey, from the construction of new facilities to the pioneering work of doctors.
In addition to my work with SCCA, I’ve been hired by and created photography for a diverse range of companies and projects, including Microsoft, American Express, Lululemon, Samsung, Red Bull, Johnson & Johnson, Getty Images, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the United Nations, the International Olympic Committee, and many more. This extensive experience has allowed me to hone my skills and adapt to a variety of creative challenges, further enriching my portfolio and expanding my understanding of visual storytelling.
As an author, I’ve penned two books: “BitTorrent for Dummies” and “Killer Photos With Your iPhone”, both of which are available on Amazon. These works reflect my commitment to using art and technology to tell stories, build communities, and drive change.
In recent years, I’ve been exploring the intersection of art and artificial intelligence, hosting and facilitating several workshops exploring the power of generative AI in creative processes. I’ve also served as the Assistant Director for Hornby Arts’ 10-episode Hornby Island documentary series, taking a deep dive into the importance of art and its power to affect us all.
As a community manager at Future in Review, an advisory board member at SXSW, and a mentor at Reel Youth, I’ve had the opportunity to shape and influence the creative and technological communities. I’ve also shared my knowledge and expertise as an instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and as a professor at Vancouver Film School.
I’ve amassed a portfolio of over 130,000 high-resolution photos, freely available under a Creative Commons license for artists and non-profits to use, while still retaining the rights to sell these images to companies and corporations.
Welcome to my journey. Let’s explore together. And don’t forget to check out my website at www.kriskrug.co for more of my work and projects.
Click here for a partial list of talks I’ve given.
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