This summer I was hired by First Alliance Credit Union to shoot some images in Stewartville, Minnesota, where they were getting ready to open a new branch. They feature my photography in all of their Rochester locations and wanted to have some large gallery wraps printed for this new branch, but I din’t have much to choose from. So I started spending time there in the evenings when the weather was nice and the light was good. I’d drive around looking for interesting things to photograph; cool buildings, classic car shows, people outdoors, and so on. After I had plenty of images of the town and they had decided on which they wanted to print for the walls I kind of missed it, so I decided to start hitting other small towns when I had nothing going on. Eventually I had hundreds of feature images from all over southern Minnesota, so started a gallery on my website titled, Small Town Minnesota. I also created a much more expansive photo stock gallery, organized alphabetically by town, where you can view everything I’ve shot. You can view that here.  From this gallery you can view, Favorite as well as order prints and other cool items. Or, if you’re interested in licensing an image for an advertisement, brochure, website, book, etc, you contact me to get a rate. Licensing rates are based on the specific type of usage, length of time used, etc.

Below are some of my favorites from my “Small Town Minnesota” project. Enjoy!

Dean Riggott has been a commercial, corporate and editorial photographer in Minnesota since 1991. He works primarily out of Rochester, St Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, but is available to travel anywhere you need him.