Blue Earth County Justice Center — Mankato, Minnesota

I had a client inquire today about architectural photography of the Blue Earth County Justice Center in Mankato, Minnesota, so I decided to post a few since I was going through them. These were actually taken way back in 2009, so never ended-up on my blog since I didn’t have one back then!

I’ve been an architectural photographer since 1991 and love the challenge of capturing the beauty, character and lines of a building for contractors, builders, architects and designers, etc. Since I spend a lot of time working with people, it’s nice to have a day that’s just me, a building and the light. Haha! In other words, architectural photography is a nice break from the sometimes stressful situations when a lot of people are involved!

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Dean Riggott has specialized in architectural photography since 1991. Other areas of expertise include agriculture, food, hospitality, corporate, commercial, industrial, and college campus photography. Dean is based in his hometown of Rochester, Minnesota, but is available to travel anywhere his van or a plane will take him.

Architectural photography of the Blue Earth Cty Justice Center in Mankato, MN.

Architectural photography of the Blue Earth Cty Justice Center in Mankato, MN.

Architectural photography of the Blue Earth Cty Justice Center in Mankato, MN.

Architectural photography of the Blue Earth Cty Justice Center in Mankato, MN.

Architectural photography of the Blue Earth Cty Justice Center in Mankato, MN.

Architectural photography of the Blue Earth Cty Justice Center in Mankato, MN.

Architectural photography of the Blue Earth Cty Justice Center in Mankato, MN.

Architectural photography of the Blue Earth Cty Justice Center in Mankato, MN.

Architectural photography of the Blue Earth Cty Justice Center in Mankato, MN.

Architectural photography of the Blue Earth Cty Justice Center in Mankato, MN.

Architectural photography of the Blue Earth Cty Justice Center in Mankato, MN.

Architectural photography of the Blue Earth Cty Justice Center in Mankato, MN.

Architectural photography of the Blue Earth Cty Justice Center in Mankato, MN.

Architectural photography of the Blue Earth Cty Justice Center in Mankato, MN.

Architectural photography of the Blue Earth Cty Justice Center in Mankato, MN.

Architectural photography of the Blue Earth Cty Justice Center in Mankato, MN.

Canadian Pacific Railroad Editorial Photography

Earlier this year I did a number of editorial photography shoots for Canadian Pacific Railroad at their Minneapolis, Minnesota, corporate headquarters, as well as at various stations around the Twin Cities area. Here are a few highlights from those shoots.

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Based in his hometown of Rochester, Minnesota, Dean Riggott specializes in many areas of photography, including commercial, corporate and editorial photography. Industrial photography and agricultural photography are two of his favorites. Other areas of expertise are campus life, Rochester Mn stock, architecture, food, products, as well as life in Haiti and Tijuana, Mexico.

 

Client: Canadian Pacific Railroad

Highlights from various editorial photography shoots for CPR in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Highlights from various editorial photography shoots for CPR in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Highlights from various editorial photography shoots for CPR in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Highlights from various editorial photography shoots for CPR in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Highlights from various editorial photography shoots for CPR in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Highlights from various editorial photography shoots for CPR in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Highlights from various editorial photography shoots for CPR in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Highlights from various editorial photography shoots for CPR in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Highlights from various editorial photography shoots for CPR in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Highlights from various editorial photography shoots for CPR in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Highlights from various editorial photography shoots for CPR in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Highlights from various editorial photography shoots for CPR in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Highlights from various editorial photography shoots for CPR in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Farm Life – Agricultural Photography

One of my favorite subjects is farm life – agricultural photography. I started photographing farmers back in the early 90s when I was a photojournalist for the Rochester Post-Bulletin and Agri News, both published here in my hometown of Rochester, Minnesota. I had no background in farming and hated having to go out and find something to shoot on local farms. It just didn’t interest me in the least. But later in life, after I had left the newspaper to pursue a freelance career, I started to love spending time on the farms documenting the people, the land and the animals on farms throughout the midwest. Then in 2001 I published a book of these images called, “Life on the Farm: A Pictorial Journey of Minnesota’s Farmland and it’s People.” And over the years I have built a clientele that hires me to shoot agriculture for their company websites and various other marketing materials and publications. I have also built a large stock library of farming-agricultural images from Minnesota. Here are just a few of those images.

http://www.riggottphoto.com/portfolios/farmLife.html

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Based in his hometown of Rochester, Minnesota, Dean Riggott specializes in many areas of photography, including commercial, corporate and editorial photography. Industrial photography and agricultural photography are two of his favorites. Other areas of expertise are campus life, Rochester Mn stock, architecture, food, products, as well as life in Haiti and Tijuana, Mexico.

 

Farm life – agriculture photography in Minnesota.

Farm life – agriculture photography in Minnesota.

Farm life – agriculture photography in Minnesota.

Farm life – agriculture photography in Minnesota.

Farm life – agriculture photography in Minnesota.

Farm life – agriculture photography in Minnesota.

Farm life – agriculture photography in Minnesota.

Farm life – agriculture photography in Minnesota.

Farm life – agriculture photography in Minnesota.

Farm life – agriculture photography in Minnesota.

Farm life – agriculture photography in Minnesota.

Farm life – agriculture photography in Minnesota.

Farm life – agriculture photography in Minnesota.

Farm life – agriculture photography in Minnesota.

Product Photography for COVR Medical

I recently did a product photography shoot for COVR Medical out of Rochester, Minnesota. Here’s an outtake from our shoot, which we did in my home.

“Designed to meet the needs of both the patient and the medical staff, COVR garments provide complete coverage of the patient’s genitalia while allowing procedural access to the hip, groin, thigh and other areas of the pelvis.”

Client: http://covrmedical.com/

 

Product photography shoot for COVR Medical.

 

Hospitality Shoot at Sushi Fix in Wayzata, Minnesota

Last week I was hired to photograph food items at Sushi Fix in Wayzata, Minnesota. They are designing a new website and printing a new menu and needed some high-quality images to use for both projects. Here are the highlights from a fun and tasty hospitality shoot!

Client: Sushifix.net

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Dean Riggott is a commercial, corporate and editorial photographer based in his hometown of Rochester, Minnesota. Besides hospitality and food photography, Dean also specializes in agricultural/farming photography, industrial photography, college campus photography, architectural photography and environmental portrait photography.

Sushi Fix hospitality photography.

Sushi Fix hospitality photography.

Sushi Fix hospitality photography.

Sushi Fix hospitality photography.

Sushi Fix hospitality photography.

Sushi Fix hospitality photography.

Sushi Fix hospitality photography.

Sushi Fix hospitality photography.

Sushi Fix hospitality photography.

Sushi Fix hospitality photography.

Sushi Fix hospitality photography.

Sushi Fix hospitality photography.

Sushi Fix hospitality photography.

Sushi Fix hospitality photography.

Sushi Fix hospitality photography.

Graco Industrial Photography

A few weeks ago I was hired for a two-day industrial photography shoot for Graco at their corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They were needing to update their photo stock portfolio, so they’d have high-quality images showing their corporate facility, manufacturing plant and the people who make it all work. Despite having my appendix rupture just five days earlier the shoot was a lot of fun and very productive! As an industrial photographer in Minnesota I get to do a lot of cool shoots and this one was no different. They have a beautiful facility, awesome people and were very prepared and organized, which made a for a very successful photo shoot. There was a little corporate photography, some product photography, environmental portrait photography and a lot of industrial photography. Watch for it when their new website launches sometime this summer!

Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coatings in both industrial and commercial applications. It designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray fluid and powder materials. A recognized leader in its specialties, Minneapolis-based Graco serves customers around the world in the manufacturing, processing, construction and maintenance industries. For additional information about Graco Inc., please visit us at www.graco.com or on Twitter @GracoInc.

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Dean Riggott has been a professional commercial , corporate and editorial photographer in Minnesota since 1991. He is based in his hometown of Rochester, Minnesota, but is available to travel anywhere on planet earth. Besides industrial photography, other areas of expertise include environmental portraiture, agriculture, food, products, hospitality, industrial, and college campus photography. His work is used on websites, brochures, billboards, and all other forms used for advertising and marketing. Shoot him a message if you have a project you’d like to discuss!

Client: http://www.graco.com/us/en.html

 

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Industrial photography for Graco in Minneapolis, Mn.

Evapco Industrial-Product Photography

A few weeks ago I did an industrial product photography shoot for a company called EVAPCO, which is a leading manufacturing company of worldwide heat transfer applications. They are dedicated to designing and manufacturing the highest quality products for the evaporative cooling and industrial refrigeration markets around the globe. Their worldwide clients are supported through our manufacturing facilities and sales offices strategically located around the world. Headquartered in Taneytown, Maryland, EVAPCO products are engineered and manufactured in 23 locations in 10 countries and supplied through a sales network of more than 170 offices. Founded in 1976, EVAPCO’s mission is to provide first class service and quality products in the following markets: Commercial HVAC, Industrial process, Power, Industrial refrigeration.

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Dean Riggott has been a professional commercial, corporate and editorial photographer in Minnesota since 1991. He is based in his hometown of Rochester, Minnesota, but is available to travel anywhere on planet earth. Areas of expertise include environmental portraiture, agriculture, food, products, hospitality, industrial, and college campus photography. His work is used on websites, brochures, billboards, and all other forms of advertising and marketing. Shoot him a message if you have a project you’d like to discuss!

Corporate photography for EVAPCO in Wisconsin.

Corporate photography for EVAPCO in Wisconsin.

Corporate photography for EVAPCO in Wisconsin.

Corporate photography for EVAPCO in Wisconsin.

Corporate photography for EVAPCO in Wisconsin.

Corporate photography for EVAPCO in Wisconsin.

Corporate photography for EVAPCO in Wisconsin.

Corporate photography for EVAPCO in Wisconsin.

Corporate photography for EVAPCO in Wisconsin.

Corporate Photography—Sterling Drug—Minneapolis, Minnesota

I was recently hired to do some corporate photography for Sterling Drug at their Minneapolis, Minnesota, training facility. Sterling Drug, also known as Astrup Drug, has been around since 1952 and has 17 locations throughout Minnesota and Iowa. This was the first of numerous shoots for their latest marketing efforts and rebranding. They had a couple dozen pharmacists there for the day, so we shot portraits of everyone in one of their training pharmacies. Below are just a few. 

“Astrup Drug, Inc has been providing its communities with their pharmacy needs since 1952 when it opened its first store in Austin, MN. While the practice has changed some over the last several decades, the principles put in place in 1952 still hold true today: patient care is our top priority.”

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Dean Riggott has been a professional commercial, corporate and editorial photographer in Minnesota since 1991. He is based in his hometown of Rochester, Minnesota, but is available to travel anywhere on planet earth. Areas of expertise include environmental portraiture, agriculture, food, products, hospitality, industrial, and college campus photography. His work is used on websites, brochures, billboards, and all other forms of advertising and marketing. Shoot him a message if you have a project you’d like to discuss!

Corporate photography for Sterling Pharmacy in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Sterling Pharmacy in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Sterling Pharmacy in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Sterling Pharmacy in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Sterling Pharmacy in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Sterling Pharmacy in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Sterling Pharmacy in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Sterling Pharmacy in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Sterling Pharmacy in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Sterling Pharmacy in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Product Photography!

Yes, I do product photography! Big or small, hot or cold, inside or outside, clean or dirty, I do it! So if you have something you’d like photographed let me know. I’d love to help you with it! I really love the challenge of finding creative and compelling ways to feature various items, whether that be food, Harley heads, humidifier parts, furniture, trucks, soap, beauty products or glasses! Below are just a few highlights of the product photography I’ve done over the years. I also have a “Product Photography” portfolio you can view right here on my website.

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Dean Riggott has been a professional commercial, corporate and editorial photographer in Minnesota since 1991. He is based in his hometown of Rochester, Minnesota, but is available to travel anywhere on planet earth. Areas of expertise include environmental portraiture, agriculture, food, products, hospitality, industrial, and college campus photography. His work is used on websites, brochures, billboards, and all other forms of advertising and marketing. Shoot him a message if you have a project you’d like to discuss!

 

Cheese photographed for AMPI dairy out of Minnesota.

Product photography for Waters Instruments.

Product photography of humidifier parts for Pure Humidifier out of Chaska, Minnesota.

Product photography of humidifier parts for Pure Humidifier out of Chaska, Minnesota.

Product photography of pudding for IBI Data out of Austin, Minnesota.

Highlights of product photography.

Product photography of glasses for Look+See Eyecare out of Minneapolis, MN

Product photography of hand-made soaps for The Great Soap Company..

Product photography of hand-made soaps for The Great Soap Company..

Product photography of various precision products for Domaille Engineering out of Rochester, Minnesota.

Product photography of various precision products for Domaille Engineering out of Rochester, Minnesota.

Highlights of product photography.

Product photography of various cheeses for Burnett Dairy out of Wisconsin.

Product photography for Ballerina Botanicals out of Mantorville, Minnesota.

Product photography for Ballerina Botanicals out of Mantorville, Minnesota.

Cheese photographed for AMPI dairy out of Minnesota.

Cheese photographed for AMPI dairy out of Minnesota.

 

 

 

Harvesting honey at Somerby Golf Club

I’ve been doing commercial photography shoots at Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minnesota, for quite a few years now, but I had no idea they kept bees and actually harvest the honey! How cool is that?! This is a very new thing for them, but it seems to be going well and something they will continue to do and build upon. So a few weeks ago I went out with Course Superintendent, Jake Kocak, and photographed him harvesting honey. It was something I had never seen done before and was really interesting, as you’ll see here in the below photos. And thankfully it was pretty cold out, and along with the smoke he uses, the bees were pretty docile. I had a couple land on me but was never bit. Jake had the full suit for protection, but unfortunately there wasn’t a spare, so I just took my chances! The things I do for my clients! Haha! 😉

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Dean Riggott has been a professional commercial , corporate and editorial photographer since 1991. He is based in his hometown of Rochester, Minnesota, but is available to travel anywhere on planet earth. Areas of expertise include environmental portraiture, agriculture, food, products, hospitality, industrial, and college campus photography. Is work is used on websites, brochures, billboards, and all other forms used for advertising and marketing. Shoot him a message if you have a project you’d like to discuss!

 

Harvesting honey at Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minnesota.

Harvesting honey at Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minnesota.

Harvesting honey at Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minnesota.

Harvesting honey at Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minnesota.

Harvesting honey at Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minnesota.

Harvesting honey at Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minnesota.

Harvesting honey at Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minnesota.

Harvesting honey at Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minnesota.

Harvesting honey at Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minnesota.

Harvesting honey at Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minnesota.

Harvesting honey at Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minnesota.