Kurt Johnson has over 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, has 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 and offers his nature photography on a wider array of substrates than ever before.
Carolyn Johnson left the corporate environment after 25+ years to lead sales and marketing as Principal of Kurt Johnson Photography in December of 2015, and 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 (KJP). She leads sales strategies and marketing efforts for KJP and deeply enjoys connecting with clients and industry professionals.
Carolyn’s educational background includes a BA in Communications from Northwest Missouri State University.
Kurt and Carolyn live in the woods with their Black Lab “Bella”, who is Head of Security for Kurt Johnson Photography.