Techartist, quasi-sage, cyberpunk anti-hero from the future.

As a photographer, web developer, and community catalyst, my goal has always been to explore fresh perspectives and reveal authentic moments that foster understanding between people.

For over two decades, my camera has accompanied me on adventures around the globe, allowing me to reflect the immense diversity of human experiences. Whether capturing the vibrant cultures of Southeast Asia or the moody landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, I strive to make photos that honor the artistic collaboration between myself and my subjects.

Kris Krug

A Lifelong Creative Journey

My creative journey began in the artistic hub of San Francisco, where I first discovered my passion for visual storytelling. I explored the city armed with nothing but curiosity and a film camera. Those early street photography exploits taught me the power of connecting with people, listening to them, and allowing them to reveal glimpses of their true selves.

Since then, I’ve continued refining my craft while expanding into new mediums like digital photography, filmmaking, and generative AI. Wherever innovation crosses paths with community, I seek ways to enhance human connection and foster shared understanding.

Illuminating Through Collaboration

Beyond photography, I’ve established myself as a connector – curating discussions, workshops, and spaces that bring diverse creatives together. As Assistant Director for Hornby Island’s documentary series Art Island, I relished the collaborative process of weaving individuals’ stories into a broader narrative.

Recent projects have explored the intersection of AI and art, recognizing technology’s potential when guided by human values. By posing thought-provoking questions, my aim is to stimulate respectful dialogue around shaping AI responsibly.

A Community Catalyst

Now based in Vancouver, I remain dedicated to grassroots initiatives that cultivate strong, engaged communities. Whether mentoring young creatives or spearheading open-source advocacy, empowering others has always been central to my work.

I hope my multifaceted passions serve as a reminder of our shared humanity. Through creativity and connection, many perspectives can be illuminated.

Taking a break from online organizing and social media wrangling world to hangout backstage at Tune User Conference with Malcolm Gladwell
Hosted an “Open Everything: The Future of Online Community & Digital Media” with Daryl Hannah at United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP15 inCopenhagen, Denmark.
Making photographs and videos for WE Day founders backstage with Mikhail Gorbachev the eighth and final leader of the Soviet Union.
Presenting “What The AIDS Movement Can Learn From the Climate Movement About Online Engagment” at the UN’s Global Youth Summit on HIV/AIDS in Bamako, Mali, Africa with Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway
Trailer Park Boys meet kk at South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas.
Making TikToks w/ Post Malone at the Grammy Awards in LA.
Me & childhood hero Rodney Mullen the skateboarder who invented the ollie at ideas festival PopTech in Camden, Maine.
Walking the red carpet with artist Roy Henry Vickers and Chief Ted Walkus where Roy was up for a Grammy for
I have to (sheepishly) admit that I’m a huge Stargate SG-1 fan and iI feel so lucky to have given a workshop with Amanda Tapping at New Media BC’s VidFest 2007.

Click here for a partial list of talks I’ve given.


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