John Muggenborg

About the Photographer

Ben Pickard

I've always had a curiosity for exploring spaces and a desire to describe what I see to others. It began as a child when I used to draw and paint imaginary buildings. Since then I developed my discerning eye for describing space while earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and studying Architecture at Ball State University. There I built several pinhole cameras in pursuit of a simple machine that could record the essence of a space. This quest led me to New York City where I showed my fine art pinhole photographs and began my commercial photography training. Starting out using a 4x5 view camera and film, I built relationships with architects, designers, art directors, and editors. Always focused on remaining efficient and getting projects published, I quickly adapted to using digital capture. Today, my goal is to be a visual storyteller who describes the unfolding of a space by using my camera.