In 1997, Stephen Quirk had one of his photographs of Bully Pulpit (later known as Bullyclub) published in Portland’s Casco Bay Weekly. This lead to a twelve-year collaboration with the band on various projects and introductions to other local musicians, including frequent collaborator José Ayerve of Spouse and A Severe Joy.
By 2010, Stephen was seeking a way to package his album design, website creation, and photography services to musicians, while also helping bring attention to Maine’s thriving music scene. Factory Portland launched as a result.
These days Factory Portland functions solely as a blog, featuring interviews with local and non-local musicians, concert reviews, and more!
Who We Are
Stephen has exhibited his photography in California and throughout New England and served as Associate Director of a Boston-based non-profit overseeing the organization's technology, visual design, social networking, and event planning.
He lives outside of Portland with his wife and two children.
Megan and Stephen welcomed a third member to the Factory Portland team in mid-2014… their daughter, Kate.