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10 Things You Lose When Using Nature Photographs in Healthcare Environments

When we think about the benefits of biophilic design, it’s easy to count all the advantages of integrating nature into...

How Nature Art Motivates Patients During Recovery and Rehabilitation at New OrthoNebraska Clinic

“When the art went up on the walls, that’s when it felt like home . . . It kind of...

Is Nature Better Than Caffeine?

What's better than caffeine for boosting your mood and energy levels?!?! NATURE!  And when you can't BE in nature, which unfortunately is...

Bold Design Brings Colorful, Healing Nature Photography to Pediatrics Center

Omaha Pediatric Therapy in Omaha, Nebraska wanted to combine the healing power of nature photography with something colorful and happy...

Creative Wayfinding That Stands Out

At KJP, we don’t cut corners.  We WORK with them! Our newest wayfinding solution for Allina Health's United Hospital in...

Meaningful Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Nature Lovers (aka Everyone!)

Nature is all about keeping things simple.  That’s why things like getting a little fresh air when you’re stressed or...

Bringing the Healing Power of the Kansas Landscape to Healthcare Environments

Kansas is known as the Sunflower State because the weather conditions there make it ideal for growing those happy, iconic...

Healing Nature Images of Nebraska

Nebraska is known for its wide-open landscapes, midwestern wildlife, and dramatic skies.  It’s not just the heart of the country...

Creativity on Display at UNMC’s Munroe-Meyer Institute

From the moment we got involved with The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute, we knew it was going...

What Are You Looking at?

How do you feel when you look at this image?Calm?Comforted?Hopeful? Countless studies show looking at images like this can improve patient...

Large-scale Nature Images Make an Impact at Fairview Health Services’ New Clinic in River Falls, WI

Ever heard the saying, “Go big or go home?”  Well, that seemed to be the underlying theme of designer Ashley...

First Look: Methodist Physician’s Clinic Elkhorn

Pops of color and bold textures have been making an impression with patients and staff at one of our newest...

Making a Difference in Our Own Backyard – A Collaboration with University of Nebraska Medical Center

Being part of something you believe in feels good.  But you know the feeling you get when the work you...

Wait Much?

"“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty...

Had Enough of Winter Yet? Spring Nature Photographs to Inspire You on Cold, Dark Days

It’s -19 degrees in Omaha today and a winter storm continues to sweep across the country. We thought it would...

If You’re Not Staring Out a Window Right Now . . .  Maybe You Should Be. 

Winter solstice has passed, the days are getting longer and nature will be coming back to life soon.  While nature...

Craziest. Year. Ever.

As crazy as this year has been, you made it.  Give yourself credit for showing up and getting things done,...

Being Grateful is an Act of Hope for Those Around Us

"This is a wonderful day.  I've never seen this one before."- Maya Angelou   Taking the time to think about what...

Our Holiday Gift to You . . .

FREE Zoom Backgrounds Zoom has taken the place of office spaces and meeting rooms, so we thought we'd give you a...

Our Gift to You This Election Day . . .

A visual distraction courtesy of Kurt Johnson Photography. It's election day.  Whether you already voted or are expecting to gather...

Trouble Working from Home? We can Help.

As more of us settle into new work environments, whether it be extra safety measures in existing spaces or finding...

How Healthcare Facilities that Evolve Succeed

Effective healthcare environments are ones that become an extension of their communities and evolve based on the needs of those...

Do You Know How Much Time You Spend Indoors (And Why it Matters)??

90% of our time is spent indoors.* That’s a shocking amount of time, especially considering all the benefits of being...

For Our Healthcare Heroes

We know better than anyone the calming, stress-reducing effect nature images can have on people who are feeling anxious and...

Healthcare Installations: Making a Difference

"Because, in the end, I can think of no more nobler cause, than bringing comfort to someone going through a...

Agates ~ A Modern Twist on Bringing Nature Indoors

Some of my newest images feature the details and amazing colors within agates.  I’m drawn to them because of their...

5 Ways to Unplug Now

1). Go for a 30 minute walk outside.Even a small amount of time spent in nature can open you to...

Sneak Peek at Kurt’s Newest Line

At Kurt Johnson Photography, our passion is bringing the beauty and healing aspects of nature photography into healthcare settings, as...

Autumn’s Beauty and Transformation

Autumn is the most visually rich season and also the most fleeting.  In the Midwest, it's usually my last hurrah...

Which Color is the Most Noticeable?

  Color is a powerful tool when trying to create a certain feeling in a healthcare environment.  Yellow exudes positivity...

Is Wayfinding the Key to Simplifying Complex Healthcare Environments?

Hospitals and healthcare treatment centers are specializing in increasingly diverse areas of medicine.  As a result, the facilities themselves can...

How to Improve Patient Outcomes in Healthcare Now

  Environments play a huge role in patient satisfaction and well-being.  More and more research indicates changes to the interior design...

Cancer Patient’s Feedback, Something Everyone Involved in Healthcare Needs to Hear

A patient being treated for breast cancer at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis recently reached out to us on social media with...

The Healing Benefits of Nature Imagery in Healthcare Facilities

Is it time for a refresh? With more and more studies revealing the positive impacts of using nature imagery in hospitality...

Why Water Images Lead to Positive Patient Outcomes in Healthcare Design

Water.  It makes up approximately 60% of our bodies and covers almost 3 quarters of the earth's surface.  We can't...

Nature Images Relieve Anxiety and Promote Healing

Even though I’m a photographer by trade, I still spend a significant amount of time behind a desk.  Most of...

Fast-Paced Healthcare Installation Using Local Images Yields Positive Results

At the end of last year, we finished one of our biggest, most fulfilling and most interesting healthcare projects to...

Designing a Brand Through Art and Architecture: A Tale of Two Hospitals

We recently presented a live webinar with the Center for Health Design alongside Julie Robertson, NCIDQ, IIDA, Interior Design Director...

Creating Healthcare Spaces with Intention

Even though I’ve been a Midwestern fine art photographer for many years, when I began creating art for healthcare, I...

Beauty in the Details Can Lead to Positive Patient Experiences

Beauty is often found in the tiniest details. The way the delicate veins of a leaf stretch in an intricate...

Unique Nature Imagery Benefits Patients and Staff – Allina Health Installation

We’re so excited about our recent art installation in Minneapolis for Allina Health. This is our first DIRTT willowglass project...

The Impact of Bringing Nature Indoors

Excited to be featured on Houzz, the wonderful design website and online community dedicated to inspiring and helping clients explore...