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Designing with Nature Imagery to Improve Outcomes in Behavioral Health

Designing behavioral health environments has come a long way, and using nature photographs to improve patient outcomes has become increasingly...

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...

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...

Bringing Biophilic Design to Life with Koroseal Wallcoverings

Capturing stunning landscapes and breath-taking botanicals is only the first step in having them become part of biophilic design's healing...

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...

5 Ways DIRTT’s Cutting Edge Technology is Making a Big Splash in Healthcare Environments

We recently worked with DIRTT via AOI Corporation in Omaha, Nebraska on a brand-new healthcare facility for Methodist Physicians Clinic...

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...

3 Ways We Can Help Your Healthcare Facility Succeed

Our primary goal at Kurt Johnson Photography is to help people by bringing the healing power of nature indoors. We...

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,...

Presentation is Everything in Healthcare Design

We print our photos on lots of different substrates and have some wonderful, long-term partners, including Philip Frangenberg of Frameworks...

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...

5 Reasons Glass is Gaining Popularity in Healthcare

It's 2020. Navigating life during a pandemic is the new norm, which means you’re faced with an environment that is...

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...

Building Creativity Into Your Business Model

Time spent exploring is never wasted and, in the end, it just might be the thing that keeps you growing and moving forward.

Still 2020. Revisting the Pantone Color of the Year.

We are halfway through 2020 and I don't think it's an overstatement to say most of us are not in...

What Message Does Your Healthcare Environment Send? A Look at Methodist Jennie Edmundson MOB in Council Bluffs, Iowa

What if I told you there were some simple ways of improving patient outcomes, increasing employment satisfaction, decreasing turnover, ultimately leading...

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...

5 Reasons To Use Vector Graphics in Your Next Healthcare Project

Mother nature never goes out of style, but over the past several months, we have seen the popularity of vector...

Black and White Images Lead to Innovative Design in New Healthcare Center

Faith Regional Health Services (FRHS) was a bold, groundbreaking project that was an innovative collaboration between Avant Architects, Koroseal Interior...

Bringing the Healing Views of the PNW to Healthcare Environments

Hoh Rain Forest Olympic National Park, Forks, WA. Image by Kurt Johnson Photography. One of the perks of my job...

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...

Diversity Leads to Unique and Modern Healthcare Design

Left: Yellow Chrysanthemum image on dibond metal. Right: Orange botanicals on gallery wrapped canvas. All imagery by Kurt Johnson Photography....

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...

3 Ways Color Can Transform Your Healthcare Facility

Did you know . . . we can manipulate the colors in our images in order to match paint colors,...

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...

Nature Images Provide Healing, Wayfinding at Newly Remodeled Fulton State Hospital

"A moral society is ultimately measured by how it treats those in distress and challenge, and how it treats those...

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...

Raw Beauty in the Vastly Different Landscapes of the Badlands and the Black Hills

One of the benefits of traveling across the country for a specific project is the opportunity to explore and photograph...

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...