A few weeks ago I did some industrial photography for Aggressive Hydraulics in Cedar, Minnesota. These are some of my favorite type of shoots and this one was no different. I absolutely love being able to walk around a shop documenting workers doing everything from drilling to welding! Not to mention all the awesome environmental portraits I get to shoot. It was a lot of fun as you’ll see from the photos.

Aggressive Hydraulics mission is to design, engineer and manufacture purpose-built hydraulic cylinders and components that exceed expectations, outperform the competition and provide business-building opportunities for their customers.

Their superior quality, cylinder designs, engineered solutions, response time, and value-added customer services sets their company apart from the rest. With their professional, talented, experienced and motivated work force they’re able to achieve distinct points of difference and fuel a commitment to continued growth. Structured to capitalize on business opportunities, Aggressive Hydraulics serves a broad base of customers across industries and geographies. Combined with their unique marketing services, their structure provides a steady workflow with minimal disruptions due to seasonality and industry-specific volatility, ensuring they’re ready to serve customers wherever and whenever they are needed.


Rochester, Minnesota, Photographer, Dean Riggott, has specialized in commercial, corporate & editorial photography since 1991. Areas of expertise include agriculture, food, product, architecture, hospitality, industrial, healthcare, environmental portraits and education photography.