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What is BP Hiding from the World?

Mikeya asked fellow Lockergnome members if they feel that the oil spill is worse than what is being reported. It’s funny that I ran across that question today. My good friend and photographer Kris Krug just wrapped up a week down in the Gulf. He was photographing the oil spill from the air for the TEDxOilSpill Expedition, a project that aimed to collect first-hand information for presentation at a conference scheduled for June 28 in Washington D.C. Kris was also taking photographs for National Geographic.

According to Kris, we cannot begin to imagine the scope of this tragedy. ““It looks likes dirty dishwater in some places, with that rainbow, reflective sheen,” Krug recalled. “It looks like sewage sludge in others, where rusty-coloured orange and brown and black sludge is bubbling up from the bottom.” KK believes fully that BP is busy blocking true press access to the devastation. ““Every time we showed up anywhere, we were approached by guys in badges, asking us who were, what we were doing, and telling us to not cross this line or that line.”

You can find all of Kris’ stunning pictures taken down in the Gulf on his Flickr pages, including the above embedded photo.

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Gnomedex 9 Photo Awards with Kris Krug

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At the end of Gnomedex 9, photographer Kris Krug graced our stage once again. Last year, he presented his best photography tips to us in order to help us all capture conference moments (and life moments!) more effectively. This year, he provided an awesome and fun look back at this year’s conference by giving away photo awards. Here, in order of appearance, are this year’s photo winners!

  • Too Stylish to be a Real Geek – Brady Forrest
  • I’m Gonna Kick Your Ass – Drew Olanoff for his fight against Cancer.
  • Silver Fox – Buzz Bruggeman
  • Best Facial Hair (other than Kris!) – Jim Roberts
  • Swami in a Cowboy Hat – Shashi Bellamkonda
  • Celebrity Look-Alike – Chris Pirillo
  • Best Gnomedex Photo EVAH! – Airdrie Miller
  • Cutest Couple – Jay Grandin and Leah Nelson. Honorable mention to Paige and Amber, who may not really be a couple… but Kris fully believes in the power of positive thinking! Lastly, but not least in MY book… Robert Scoble and Chris Pirillo. That’s just… scary.
  • I Wanna be KK! – Randy Stewart for helping Kris out and filling in with the camera as needed.
  • Let’s Ride Bikes! – Everyone with our short attention spans. Group lap dance later!
  • Most Immediately Useful Gnomedex Presentation – Phil Plait
  • More Fun then the Death Star – Maker Bot!
  • Hot Boy that we want to Clone in the Maker Bot – Bre Pettis himself
  • Most Inquisitive AKA I’m Smarter Than You! – Teresa – who asked a gazillion interesting questions.
  • In Real Life I’m Actually Quite Likable – Robert Scoble
  • At Least My Slides are Hot and I Talked About Sex – Christine Peterson
  • Darth Vader Heart of Darkness – Todd Friesen
  • Love Bug – Danielle Sipple

Thanks so much to Kris and Danielle for all their hard work taking so many hundreds of excellent photos this year, and for the fun wrap-up to our conference.

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Kris Krug – Photography Tips

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Kris Krug is part photographer and part open source web entrepreneur. After publishing an online arts magazine, Kris joined Bryght – a community web hosting service which helped create an eco-system of related companies in Vancouver, BC. Kris regularly speaks at conferences and to media about technology and community building in the Internet age. He’s an organizer of Northern Voice blogging conference as well as BarCamps in Beijing and Shanghai, China. Kris moonlights as a fashion and editorial photographer, shooting subjects from dot-com executives to fashion models to rock bands, as well as producing grassroots coverage of events like SXSW and Olympic Games in Turin and Beijing. Find his work online on Flickr and StaticPhotography.com and in numerous online and print media outlets.

Kris was full of amazing tips for all of us, on taking great snapshots of people. We know that many of you take tons of pictures at each conference you attend, and we wanted to help out in that arena. Photos last a lifetime, and these are no exception.

On a side note, the picture he took of Ponzi and Miriam turned out beautifully, as Ponzi had hoped.


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