- 10 Mar 08, 13:25 GMT
He had moved to San Francisco at 17 to get closer to the heart of the web community and built Zooomr as a way of sharing photos with friends and family.
He has worked to build a community around Zooomr and has introduced many features that big budget rival Flickr, owned by Yahoo, does not have, such as Twitter integration and localisation into more than 10 different languages.
But one of the criticisms of Zooomr was that it lacked the server ooomph of rival Flickr, and was often slow to use.
Kris got in touch with me this week to say he's made the move to Japan, where Zooomr is now based.
He's got new servers up and running and a new version of Zooomr released.
He said: "Japan has always been a centre for hardware technology, so it's rich in high-speed internet/connectivity and mobile devices as well.
"And although Japan may be a boon for hardware companies and solutions, it hasn't had much direction when it comes to software or community so, I've ventured across the pond to set up shop here.
"In short, I believe the next future of the web is going to happen in Japan. The biggest thing holding back places like Silicon Valley is the hardware and infrastructure, along with all of the big guys (Google, Yahoo etc) having already sucked up core talent."
I've been using the new version of Zooomr, albeit briefly, and it certainly feels more responsive than previous iterations. So if you're looking for a new photo-sharing site to join, then I'm sure Kris would welcome your participation.
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites