Michael Gilligan is a writer and photographer living in South Minneapolis. He comes from an East Coast family whose artistic endeavors include writing, painting and music. His photography focuses on urban settings, rural landscapes, night scenes and portraiture. He is an avid observer of people and places and is intrigued with the digital camera because of the many and varied creative processes it allows. Michael approaches photography as an art form and uses it as a way to explore and examine his own personal and emotional responses to the world. He is presently engaged in freelance work.