About Us

We are truly thankful to be part of the healthcare design industry – an industry dedicated to healing patients, caring for seniors in every stage of their journey, and supporting mental wellness.

What we do

We are an artwork consulting firm, well-researched in the field of biophilic design, specializing in creating native, nature-based photography for hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the country. We understand how to create photography that captures powerful nature imagery and use it to transform spaces into environments that support calm and healing.

Why we do it

Our art has a job to do. We understand that environments affect people, and we are passionate about making positive changes in the lives of patients and the entire care team. In stressful times, it’s even more important to appreciate nature as a healing element that can calm and uplift. And in the end, we can think of no nobler cause than bringing comfort to someone going through a difficult time.

Our Values

Creation

Nature heals; the research backs it up. That’s why we spend our time traveling throughout the country, capturing the awe and beauty of nature’s most breathtaking landscapes and plant life. We love creating unique and soothing images to serve as positive distractions for those going through a difficult time.

Collaboration

Creation is a partnership. And even with our background and experience, listening to YOU is a big part of what we do. We’re here to support you, your brand, your facility, your patients, and your staff. We’ll go the extra mile to make sure we help you create an environment your patients and staff won’t be able to stop talking about.

Connection

Being connected with nature is an essential part of our DNA as humans. That’s why bringing nature indoors is a vital part of the wellness process and so important to both our mental and physical health.

Meet the Team

Kurt Johnson

Nature and Healing Arts Photographer kurt@kurtjohnsonphotography.com

Kurt Johnson has more than 35 years of professional photography experience.

His affinity for photography began early in life when his father, an architect and avid amateur photographer, gave Kurt an old Kodak Brownie camera to use. Since then, his eye hasn’t strayed far from a viewfinder.

What began as a professional career in photojournalism later metamorphosed into architectural photography for Kurt, who is AIAP-certified and has some of the nation’s largest architectural and engineering firms on his client list. Kurt’s photography of commercial and residential spaces has been published internationally and nationally in periodicals, including Architectural Digest.

Extensive travels throughout the USA and abroad have given Kurt the opportunity to capture natural environments everywhere. Beautiful, healing landscapes and botanical imagery coupled with his innate understanding of biophilic design have ultimately led to various applications of Kurt’s nature photography in healthcare facilities throughout the country, including the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He has been recognized with numerous national awards for his work.

Kurt is now represented by Koroseal Interior Products, a leading provider of contract wall coverings and other innovative interior finish products. His nature photography is available on a wider array of substrates than ever before.

Carolyn Johnson

Carolyn Johnson

Principal carolyn@kurtjohnsonphotography.com

Carolyn Johnson left the corporate environment after 25+ years to lead sales and marketing as Principal of Kurt Johnson Photography in December 2015.

She is a passionate fit for the many hats she wears. Part entrepreneur, part nature lover, marketing and selling the photography that her husband Kurt shoots is a natural fit.

“The fact that our nature-based images can have a positive, healthy impact on the lives of people is why I get out of bed every morning. I love what I do!”

Although a true environmentalist, her past experiences in driving sales and market share growth in both the advertising and technology fields prepared Carolyn for the challenge of growing the global footprint of Kurt Johnson Photography.

She oversees operations, sales strategies, and marketing efforts for KJP, a woman-owned small business, and deeply enjoys connecting with clients and industry professionals.

Tori Gerkin

Tori Gerkin

Art Director

Casey Kurz

Casey Kurz

Writer and Social Media Manager

Jerred Zegelis

Jerred Zegelis

Special Projects