About Kris: A fashion, music, and portraits photographer, technologist and author. He works on all kinds of projects including photography, teaching, and consulting about new media and the internet. After publishing a ground-breaking online magazine for several years, Kris became president of Bryght – a “web 2.0″ start-up who offer a unique hosting service. Through enthusiastic outreach, Kris helped create a marketplace for community-centric websites and his evangelism spawned an eco-system of related companies in Vancouver.
Educated in Communications and Philosophy at Trinity Western University, Kris also moonlights as a fashion photographer, shooting subjects from executives to rock bands for fun and profit. He also organizes PhotoCamps and PhotoWalks for aspiring and established photographers to exchange tips on both artistic and business lens of photography.
Well known in the blogging community, Kris regularly speaks at conferences and media programs around the world about Internet tools, new media, and evolving copyright standards. Through his unique approach to aesthetics and open business, he encourages collaboration to produce personal and professional expression online. As a bit of an “Internet rockstar,” he actively touts Vancouver as the most exciting and productive place to start a web business and openly assists new tech enterprises with entrepreneurial challenges.