March 2015

Maier Tree & Lawn Tree Trimming

Maier Tree & Lawn recently called and asked me to head out to Marion Road in SE Rochester, Minnesota, to photograph a few of their guys climbing and trimming large oak trees at a clients home. When I arrived they were getting all their gear and safety equipment ready before carefully climbing these giant oaks. It was a very cold and windy day and I was impressed with how well these guys worked despite the conditions. Within minutes all four guys were high up in these enormous trees cutting branches with hand and chain saws. I did all I could to shoot with frozen hands and a hard hat that would fall off every time I tried turning my camera for a vertical image! At one point I just left the hat on the ground and continued shooting until a guy yelled at me from up high in a tree to get my hat back on! These guys take their safety gear and procedures very seriously, which is one of the many reasons they are one of the premiere arboriculture and urban forestry companies in the area.

Maier Tree & Lawn was started in 1999 by my good friend, Jay Maier. I’ve been shooting projects for them for a few years now and always enjoy documenting what they do. And if I have anything that needs to be done in my yard they will be the first ones I call!

Dean Riggott has specialized in commercial photography since 1991. He specializes in many areas, including architecture, industrial, agriculture, food, college campus life, Rochester photo stock and environmental portraits.

 

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client's home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client’s home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client's home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client’s home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client's home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client’s home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client's home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client’s home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client's home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client’s home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client's home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client’s home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client's home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client’s home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client's home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client’s home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client's home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client’s home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client's home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers with Maier Tree & Lawn climb and trim large oak trees at a client’s home in SE Rochester, Minnesota.

Cement Pour at St Marys for Knutson Construction!

Greetings! I’m back after slacking on the blog for a few weeks!

Below are highlights from a shoot I did last month for Knutson Construction over at Mayo Clinic Hospital St Marys Campus in Rochester where they were pouring cement for a patio area between the old Mary Brigh building and the new addition they are currently building. I had just returned from my trip to Haiti (highlights coming soon!) the day before, so this was quite a change from photographing life in a warm third world country to a cement pour in 35° temperatures! But at least this one paid better! 😉
As a commercial photographer I am consistently photographing construction projects for clients such as Knutson Construction. Each one is unique in it’s own way and I enjoy capturing compelling images that my clients can use to market the work they do. Typically Knutson Construction has me photographing their completed projects, and although architectural photography is one of my favorite things to shoot, I also love capturing images of guys like this working hard at their trade. And it’s this variety that keeps me inspired and motivated!

I have been shooting for Knutson for almost a decade now, documenting their work in Rochester, Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota. They are one of the premiere commercial builders in the state and are a terrific company to work for!

If you have a project you’d like photographed I’d love to hear from you! I’ve specialized in commercial and architectural photography since 1991. I also shoot agriculture, food, industrial, college campus, environmental portraits, and Rochester photo stock. You can view samples of each of these on my website at http://www.riggottphoto.com

Cheers!

 

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Workers pour and spread cement on the patio area between the old Mary Brigh building and the new tower Knutson Construction is building at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Workers pour and spread cement on the patio area between the old Mary Brigh building and the new tower Knutson Construction is building at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Workers pour and spread cement on the patio area between the old Mary Brigh building and the new tower Knutson Construction is building at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Workers pour and spread cement on the patio area between the old Mary Brigh building and the new tower Knutson Construction is building at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Workers pour and spread cement on the patio area between the old Mary Brigh building and the new tower Knutson Construction is building at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Workers pour and spread cement on the patio area between the old Mary Brigh building and the new tower Knutson Construction is building at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers pour and spread cement on the patio area between the old Mary Brigh building and the new tower Knutson Construction is building at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers pour and spread cement on the patio area between the old Mary Brigh building and the new tower Knutson Construction is building at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers pour and spread cement on the patio area between the old Mary Brigh building and the new tower Knutson Construction is building at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers pour and spread cement on the patio area between the old Mary Brigh building and the new tower Knutson Construction is building at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers pour and spread cement on the patio area between the old Mary Brigh building and the new tower Knutson Construction is building at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers pour and spread cement on the patio area between the old Mary Brigh building and the new tower Knutson Construction is building at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers pour and spread cement on the patio area between the old Mary Brigh building and the new tower Knutson Construction is building at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Workers pour and spread cement on the patio area between the old Mary Brigh building and the new tower Knutson Construction is building at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.