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Photographer to Watch: Margaret Mulligan

Margaret Mulligan is a photographer from Toronto, Canada who has been commissioned by hotels, museums, restaurants, housing developers, flower shops, and other Canadian and international businesses. Her work has been printed in several magazines, including Canadian Home and Country, Flare, Toronto Life, Toronto Life City Guide, Homemakers, enRoute, Canadian Living, and Style at Home. She also shoots for "the holy grail" of Canadian home décor, Canadian House and Home. Press history aside, her photographs are breathtaking, and her talent is intimidating.


What amazes me about her work is her sense of composure. She takes beautiful photographs of high-design hotels—which I assume were designed by architects and interior designers who sought a composed, angular look. However, Mulligan finds striking lines, diagonals, and curves in all of her subjects, whether she's shooting a couple of pigs in a dirty farm stall, a daydreaming man in a coffee shop, or the Royal Ontario Museum.

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Desire to Inspire noted how Mulligan's photos are taken in such bright, beautiful light, and I agree. What I find inspiring about her use of light though, is that she not only uses light to make a room look glowing, pretty, and all hearts and stars, but she takes advantage of all the interesting angles and shadows that only that glowing light can create.

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To see more of Mulligan's photos, take a gander at her portfolio on her website. Be sure to check out her point-and-shoot snaps; she's also got cute shoes!

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