About Stephen Funk

About Stephen Funk

In 2000, fresh out of art school and living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Stephen Funk landed a gig as a photo assistant at The Sharper Image studios.  He loved learning about the lighting magic and the camera trickery that the pros used to make photos of nose-hair trimmers and toy robots look like stills out of a Star Wars movie.  It wasn’t long before he started practicing his newly acquired product photography skills on his friends’ artwork.  One thing led to another, and in 2004, Stephen formerly established his own freelance photography business.

Today, Stephen is based in Portland, Oregon where he lives with his wife and two adorable/rambunctious young children.  He has taken photos of products and people for commercial and editorial clients such as Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Target, Adidas, Keen, Reebok, Fred Meyer, Hanna Andersson, Norm Thompson, Ralph Lauren, Lands’ End, Matrix Fitness, Adventist Medical Center, UW Health, Unity Health, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Shopbop.com, Bryce Black Apparel, Oregon Business Magazine, Guitar Aficionado Magazine, Quarry Books, Random House, The Artful Home, and KaBOOM!   

He also photographs artwork for artists, museums, galleries and publications.  He has taken photos for hundreds of established and emerging artists, and his images have been used by The Corcoran Gallery, The Renwick Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Chazen Museum/University of Wisconsin – Madison, Tandem Press, Metalsmith Magazine, American Craft Magazine, Lark Books, and Elizabeth Leach Gallery.