photography by Mike Parker
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Parker Photographic's Story:

Mike Parker has been a professional advertising photographer for over 20 years, shooting everything from large room sets to spoons of cereal. Mike was the senior photographer and head of studio for both Marshall Fields and Cy DeCosse Inc. In 1996, after renovating 5,000 sq.ft. of loft space in historic Northeast Minneapolis, he opened Parker Photographic Inc.

Our primary focus is food and product photography with an emphasis on style, a sense of place, and appetite appeal. We work with our clients to make sure their product is captured in the best light....literally and figuratively. We seek out the qualities in each food or product that best illustrate how it looks, feels, and tastes. Our lighting style is natural, sunny, and fresh.

Studio Facilities: With wooden beams, exposed brick, and lots of natural light, the studio is designed to make our clients - and our crews - feel at home. We have a large private client office and a comfortable conference area, with ample phone lines and wi/fi. Our stylist kitchen is professionally equipped, and spacious enough for multiple stylists. We also have a large, fully stocked prop room on site, enabling us to create any look from casual contemporary to vintage retro. Parking is close, plentiful, and free.

Our studio is fully digital, and can accommodate multiple sets. We are shooting with the latest LEAF digital backs, capturing 20X15 inch 300 DPI files. We work closely with separators and continually calibrate our equipment to ensure accurate, high quality print reproduction.

We specialize in putting together talented teams to do large or small jobs creatively, efficiently, and within budget. We strive for a low stress, creative, and productive studio environment.

Our Clients Include: General Mills, Sargento Foods, Bellisio Foods, Reynolds Aluminum, Hormel, World Kitchen (Pyrex/Corning), Nabisco, International Dairy Queen, and other food and consumer products companies, as well as packaging design firms and advertising and promotional agencies.

At Parker Photographic, we are fortunate to have many exceedingly loyal clients. They come back because they get great work at a fair price. They get a professional and highly creative atmosphere, with talented crews. We make it a point to know and understand their product lines. We pride ourselves on partnering with our clients to produce the best possible photographic images of their products.. on budget, on time, and for a variety of uses.

Studio Tours are always Welcome.

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