Elcor Construction — Rochester, Minnesota

As an industrial photographer in Minnesota I get to photograph all sorts of cool projects. Elcor Construction has been a client for a few years now and has me photograph a few projects every year, all of which are a blast to shoot. Sometimes these industrial photography shoots are of paving or demolition projects and other times they are of site grading or installing underground utilities, such as sewage pipes and electrical lines. These highlights were taken at a few different residential and commercial developments they were working on in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Dean Riggott has been a professional commercial , corporate and editorial photographer i 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 used for advertising and marketing. Shoot him a message if you have a project you’d like to discuss!

Industrial photography for Elcor Construction in Rochester, Minnesota. © Dean Riggott Photography

Highlights from a recent shoot for Elcor Construction here in Rochester, Minnesota. © Dean Riggott Photography www.riggottphoto.com #elcor #elcorconstruction #rochestermnconstruction #undergroundutilities #industrialphotographer

Highlights from a recent shoot for Elcor Construction here in Rochester, Minnesota. © Dean Riggott Photography www.riggottphoto.com #elcor #elcorconstruction #rochestermnconstruction #undergroundutilities #industrialphotographer

Highlights from a recent shoot for Elcor Construction here in Rochester, Minnesota. © Dean Riggott Photography www.riggottphoto.com #elcor #elcorconstruction #rochestermnconstruction #undergroundutilities #industrialphotographer

Highlights from a recent shoot for Elcor Construction here in Rochester, Minnesota. © Dean Riggott Photography www.riggottphoto.com #elcor #elcorconstruction #rochestermnconstruction #undergroundutilities #industrialphotographer

Highlights from a recent shoot for Elcor Construction here in Rochester, Minnesota. © Dean Riggott Photography www.riggottphoto.com #elcor #elcorconstruction #rochestermnconstruction #undergroundutilities #industrialphotographer

Highlights from a recent shoot for Elcor Construction here in Rochester, Minnesota. © Dean Riggott Photography www.riggottphoto.com #elcor #elcorconstruction #rochestermnconstruction #undergroundutilities #industrialphotographer

Highlights from a recent shoot for Elcor Construction here in Rochester, Minnesota. © Dean Riggott Photography www.riggottphoto.com #elcor #elcorconstruction #rochestermnconstruction #undergroundutilities #industrialphotographer

Highlights from a recent shoot for Elcor Construction here in Rochester, Minnesota. © Dean Riggott Photography www.riggottphoto.com #elcor #elcorconstruction #rochestermnconstruction #undergroundutilities #industrialphotographer

Highlights from a recent shoot for Elcor Construction here in Rochester, Minnesota. © Dean Riggott Photography www.riggottphoto.com #elcor #elcorconstruction #rochestermnconstruction #undergroundutilities #industrialphotographer

Highlights from a recent shoot for Elcor Construction here in Rochester, Minnesota. © Dean Riggott Photography www.riggottphoto.com #elcor #elcorconstruction #rochestermnconstruction #undergroundutilities #industrialphotographer

Highlights from a recent shoot for Elcor Construction here in Rochester, Minnesota. © Dean Riggott Photography www.riggottphoto.com #elcor #elcorconstruction #rochestermnconstruction #undergroundutilities #industrialphotographer

Highlights from a recent shoot for Elcor Construction here in Rochester, Minnesota. © Dean Riggott Photography www.riggottphoto.com #elcor #elcorconstruction #rochestermnconstruction #undergroundutilities #industrialphotographer

Highlights from a recent shoot for Elcor Construction here in Rochester, Minnesota. © Dean Riggott Photography www.riggottphoto.com #elcor #elcorconstruction #rochestermnconstruction #undergroundutilities #industrialphotographer

 

Ryerson metals supplier

I recently did a corporate photography shoot in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, for Ryerson, which is a metals supplier with 100 locations in the United States, Mexico, Canada and China. One of their marketing people flew in from Chicago for the day and we photographed new employees as they went through a very extensive and rigorous training program, that included softball practice, which is a big part of the company’s team building venture. Lastly I followed these same trainees as they volunteered at Feed My Starving Children by packaging food to be sent to hungry children worldwide. I love doing corporate photography and this shoot was no different. my assistant and I got them some great shots that they can use on the new Careers page they are building for the company website. Hopefully sometime in the near future they hire me to shoot at some of their production facilities where I can get some metal being cut, bent, polished and packaged! Industrial photography is one of  my favorite things to shoot!

“When you need metal, we’re your supplier. Over 65,000 products. Next-day delivery. Custom processing and fabrication. Ryerson is the go-to for all your metal needs. We set the bar high. Superior service starts with understanding your business. It’s our job to deliver the best value for your needs. It’s how we help optimize supply chains and lower operation costs. With approximately 100 locations, we are positioned to serve you wherever and whenever.”

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Dean Riggott has been a professional commercial , corporate and editorial photographer i 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 used for advertising and marketing. Shoot him a message if you have a project you’d like to discuss!

Corporate photography for Ryerson metals supplier in Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Ryerson metals supplier in Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Ryerson metals supplier in Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Ryerson metals supplier in Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Ryerson metals supplier in Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Ryerson metals supplier in Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Ryerson metals supplier in Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Ryerson metals supplier in Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Ryerson metals supplier in Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Ryerson metals supplier in Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Ryerson metals supplier in Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Ryerson metals supplier in Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Ryerson metals supplier in Minnesota.

Corporate photography for Ryerson metals supplier in Minnesota.

Family Dentist Tree — Rochester, Minnesota

I recently did a commercial photography shoot for Family Dentist Tree right here in my hometown of Rochester, Minnesota. They were wanting a variety of images for a new website they are having put together by MLT Group, also here in Rochester, Minnesota, to promote their dental practice. So after a couple of meeting with Dr. Jacob Peters, one of the five dentists, we scheduled a couple of days to shoot where they would close the place down and make sure all of their employees were there for the shoot. On the first day we shot various groups, including hygienists, techs, dentists, administration, as well as one of everyone who works there. Then on the second day it was what we call the “working shots,” where the dentists recreated situations that are typical and used friends and family members to be the patients. These guys were a blast to work with and I think we got some really nice images. Below are a few samples.

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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!

 

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Photography of Family Dentist Tree in Rochester, Minnesota.

Hodgman Drainage — Dodge Center, Minnesota

Last week I did my very first industrial photography shoot for Hodgman Drainage out of Dodge Center, Minnesota. Hodgman specializes in agricultural drainage, excavation, municipal services, residential services and directional drilling. They are a family-owned operation that began in 1982.

 

I have been a commercial photographer, including industrial photography, for 26 years and love when I get to photograph industrial projects, such as this. There’s just something about hanging out with a bunch of hard working men and women doing something that I wouldn’t have a clue how to do. And when there is big machinery and piles of dirt and rocks it’s just fun to get right in there and try to capture some cool moments in some awesome light. It’s also interesting to see what goes into projects like this residential development in Dodge Center, Minnesota.

 

Hodgman Drainage Company, Inc. has a strong tradition of quality work with superior customer service. Founded in 1982, our company has grown steadily due to our experienced, knowledgeable team of professionals. The combined years of experience in agricultural drainage, excavation, and municipal and residential services place our staff at an exceptional level in the industry.”

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Dean Riggott is a professional photographer based in his hometown of Rochester, Minnesota. He has specialized in commercial, corporate and editorial photography since 1991. Areas of expertise include products, agriculture, food, portraiture, hospitality, industrial, and college campus photography. Dean is available to travel anywhere in the U.S. or abroad.

Commercial photography for Hodgman Drainage of Dodge Center, Minnesota.

Commercial photography for Hodgman Drainage of Dodge Center, Minnesota.

Commercial photography for Hodgman Drainage of Dodge Center, Minnesota.

Commercial photography for Hodgman Drainage of Dodge Center, Minnesota.

Commercial photography for Hodgman Drainage of Dodge Center, Minnesota.

Commercial photography for Hodgman Drainage of Dodge Center, Minnesota.

Commercial photography for Hodgman Drainage of Dodge Center, Minnesota.

Commercial photography for Hodgman Drainage of Dodge Center, Minnesota.

Commercial photography for Hodgman Drainage of Dodge Center, Minnesota.

Commercial photography for Hodgman Drainage of Dodge Center, Minnesota.

Commercial photography for Hodgman Drainage of Dodge Center, Minnesota.

Commercial photography for Hodgman Drainage of Dodge Center, Minnesota.

Silver Lake—Rochester, Minnesota, Photography

It was a beautiful evening, so I grabbed an Americano at Caribou and walked around down at Silver Lake with my cameras. I forgot how nice it is down there. I’ve only been a handful of times since my childhood when we’d frequently stop down to feed the geese. Rochester, Minnesota, has been home to thousands of Canada Geese for decades now, although the city has made some changes down at the lake to try and deter the animals from nesting and living in and around the lake. All those native flowers and grasses you see in these photos are part of that effort, which you have to admit look pretty cool. And as you can see, we do still have a few geese in the park. Just not the thousands we once had.

Dean Riggott is a professional photographer based in his hometown of Rochester, Minnesota. He has specialized in commercial, corporate and editorial photography since 1991. Areas of expertise include products, agriculture, food, portraiture, hospitality, industrial, and college campus photography. Dean is available to travel anywhere in the U.S. or abroad.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

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Silver Lake by Rochester, Minnesota, photographer, Dean Riggott.

Green Bakery, Wisconsin

I recently photographed a couple of food products for Green Bakery out of Colfax, Wisconsin. I had previously shot a bunch of their bread and mix products, so was just asked to photograph these latest products. Everything produced in their bakery is not only 100% gluten free, but also free of dairy, egg, soy, corn, peanuts, and tree nuts. The bakery is also a vegan facility, with no animal products used.

“People who are predisposed to gluten sensitive are more likely to develop other common food sensitivities, especially to dairy, eggs, corn, soy, peanuts, and tree nuts. These ingredients are clinically known to cause a host of mild to severe immune system and digestive reactions, in addition to the more typical allergies. That’s why Green Bakery products include NONE of these allergenic ingredients.”

“The concept for the Green Bakery gluten free bakery was initiated by Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren, a medical doctor licensed in Europe but residing in the U.S. Dr. Tel-Oren is the founder and owner of Ecopolitan restaurant in Minneapolis, MN, which specialises in raw, vegan, and organic cuisine. As part of his medical practice, Dr. Tel-Oren is a functional medicine doctor who treats many patients that have gluten intolerance. While Dr. Tel-Oren believes a fully raw vegan diet comprised primarily of fruits and vegetables is the healthiest diet, he understands the human preference for cooked products, particularly in the bread family.”

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

Client: http://greenbakery.net/

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J. Carver Distillery for Mn Corn Growers Association

I’ve been shooting for Minnesota Corn Growers Association for about ten years now and always enjoy doing work for them. Typically they have me photographing agriculture, or farmers out in the field, but occasionally they’ll have me shoot one of their gatherings, such as their first Kernal Nation event at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota. Here, legislators, chamber of commerce members and others from the community came out to meet with area corn farmers and discuss agriculture today and its economic impact. This place uses grains grown right here in Minnesota to make vodkas, scotches, whiskeys and so on. It’s a very cool place, as you can see by the photos!

“This is the second year that the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) has hosted Kernel Nation events, which are held to further develop relationships and make connections between greater Minnesota residents and the corn farming community. Last Wednesday, MCGA hosted their first Kernel Nation event of 2017 in Waconia at J. Carver Distillery.

The night kicked off with a social hour and welcome before the distillery tour and tasting, followed by dinner, drinks and closing remarks from MCGA Executive Director Adam Birr. Individuals in attendance ranged from local chamber of commerce members, local legislators and representatives to corn farmers, MCGA members and staff.

Topics of conversation throughout the night covered the economic impact of corn and its vast uses, as well as MCGA’s leadership role and ag-related policies in the news. Attendees were very interested in Minnesota corn farmers’ initiative to become the most sustainable and environmentally responsible corn farmers in the United States. MCGA shared information on the farmer-led research through the Innovation Grant Program and highlighted corn growers’ investment in research that promotes sustainability and progress related to soil fertility, water quality and corn utilization.

Kernel Nation’s Waconia event allowed guests to bring up important discussion surrounding questions and information on corn farming and agriculture. Kernel Nation has one more event coming up shortly in Marshall on July 26.

A special thank you to our friends at J. Carver Distillery for hosting and providing great locally sourced spirits, along with our guests who came out to show support for Minnesota corn farmers.

Interested in learning more? Visit the KernelNation.com website for details.”

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Client: http://www.mncorn.org/

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

Hospitality photography at J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota.

 

 

Syngenta via G&S Business Solutions

Being that I specialize in agricultural photography, I get a lot of calls and emails regarding the possibility of doing farm related shoots for various companies throughout the midwest. And because I absolutely love farm life photography, I also love getting those calls! These images from a shoot I did for Syngenta via G&S Business Solutions out of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was on the Jason & Amy Gillis farm over in Medford, Minnesota, and focused primarily on GPS technology and other valuable electronic equipment, including a computer, smartphone and ipad, out in the field.

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. Dean is available to travel anywhere his van or a plane will take him, so call or send an email if you have a shoot you’d like to discuss!

Client: http://www.gscommunications.com/

Agricultural photography of Amy Gillis on the family farm in Medford, Minnesota, for G&S Business and Syngenta.

Agricultural photography of Amy Gillis on the family farm in Medford, Minnesota, for G&S Business and Syngenta.

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Agricultural technology photography for Syngenta via G&S Business Communications.

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Agricultural photography of Jason Gillis on his farm in Medford, Minnesota.

Working in the field with his daughter and an ipad on the fmaily farm in Medford, Minnesota.

Jason Gillis working in the field with his daughter, Emma, and an ipad on the family farm in Medford, Minnesota.

Talking in the field with Ashley Green, an AgriEdge specialist with Syngenta.

Jason Gillis talking in the field with Ashley Green, an AgriEdge specialist with Syngenta.

Talking in the field with Erin Goebel, a precision specialist with Central farm Service.

Jason Gillis talking in the field with Erin Goebel, a precision specialist with Central farm Service.

Working in the field with hi a laptop on the family farm in Medford, Minnesota.

Jason Gillis working in the field with hi a laptop on the family farm in Medford, Minnesota.

Moka Java in LaCrosse, Wisconsin

As an architectural photographer in Minnesota, I shoot a lot of buildings! It’s a nice change form having to work with people, which can be a little stressful at times, especially for this introvert. Here are a few highlights of Moka Java in LaCrosee, Wisconsin, which I shot for I&S Group, which is based in Mankato, Minnesota. They do some awesome work and are one of my favorite architectural clients.

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Dean Riggott has specialized in architectural photography since 1991. Other areas of expertise are agriculture, food, portraiture, 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 Moka Java in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Architectural photography of Moka Java in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Moka Java in LaCrosee, WI, architectural photography for ISG.

Moka Java in LaCrosee, WI, architectural photography for ISG.

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Architectural photography of Moka Java in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Architectural photography of Moka Java in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Architectural photography of Moka Java in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Architectural photography of Moka Java in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Architectural photography of Moka Java in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Architectural photography of Moka Java in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Architectural photography of Moka Java in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

A young lamb and it’s very tired mama!

Another outtake while out photographing farmers with their vintage tractors in southern Minnesota for SEMA Equipment. I always love finding a great farm scenes to photograph and these sheep were too good to pass up! This was on a farm near Fremont, Minnesota. Nothing like traveling the backroads of rural America documenting life on the farm!

Based in his hometown of Rochester, Minnesota, Dean Riggott specializes in many areas of photography, including commercial, corporate, editorial photography. Industrial photography and agricultural photography are two of his favorites. Dean is available to travel anywhere his van or a plane will take him, so call or send an email if you have a shoot you’d like to discuss!

 

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