Environmental portraits for corporate, commercial and editorial use are a specialty of Rochester, Minnesota-based commercial photographer, Dean Riggott. He has a keen eye for scouting locations and creating emotion with his images, even in a commercial photography studio.
Photographing people is a special form of commercial and editorial photography, as it requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to put subjects at ease, so that they can relax in front of the camera, allowing the portrait photographer to capture each person’s unique personality. Whether it’s a physician, biker, arborist or musician, Dean will find their unique attributes and bring out the best in the subject. “There’s nothing I enjoy more than photographing people in their own environment and creating compelling images with impact, intrigue, beautiful light and that help tell their story.”
Dean’s environmental portraits have been featured in exhibits around Minnesota, including the Rochester Art Center and Bloomington Art Center. Many of his compelling professional portraits adorn the walls of banks, hotels, colleges and hospitals, as well as private residences.
Dean is also very in-demand for his business portrait services, of which he does on-location for the convenience of the client. Whether a business has a handful of personnel needing portraits done, or dozens, Dean can set-up his mobile studio on-site and get the job done.