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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...

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...

Not Your Grandmother’s Color of the Year – Pantone’s Very Peri

Color can have a huge impact on our emotions and that’s why so much research and preparation goes into Pantone’s...

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...

Using Agates to Add Sophistication to Healthcare Environments

Our connection to nature is key to our mental and physical wellness.  So how can nature be incorporated into modern...

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...

New Portfolio – The Lush Landscape of Western Arkansas & Southeastern Oklahoma

Earlier this year, Carolyn and I traveled through the lush landscapes of western Arkansas and the southeastern-most corner of Oklahoma. ...

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...

What I Did During Covid

When I used to hear the term 2020, the first thing I thought about was having perfect vision.  In my...

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...

How to Make 2021 Illuminating with Bold Color Trends

Pantone's Color of the Year is a way the design world takes the temperature of what's happening across the globe. ...

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 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...

3 Things You Don’t Know About Me

I recently photographed some beautiful blue hydrangea in my studio in downtown Omaha.  A former client requested new images of...

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.

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...

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...

The Hope of Spring in Uncertain Times

Like all of you, our lives and the landscape of our communities have changed. But we’re still here, generating new...

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...

Fine Art Photography, Not Just Another Pretty Face

At Kurt Johnson Photography, we're good at listening to our clients' needs and helping them select the perfect images for...

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....

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,...

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...

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...

Shapes, Forms & Colors of 2018

Being a nature photographer, most of my work is shot on location, but getting a studio in 2018 gave me...

Art in Healthcare Transformed by the Healing Power of Nature Images

Being a photographer, capturing the beauty I see in the world, is something that has always come easily to me. ...

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...

Autumn Brings Beauty and Unique Opportunities for Healing Nature Images

  Everywhere I go, this time of year, is filled with breathtaking changes in nature ~ lush green forests turning...

Collaboration key for Brookings Health System installation

Brookings Health System, in Brookings South Dakota, was the type of project that we absolutely love to do, and it...

On the road exploring points of view

I have always said that if you take 10 photographers and put them in a square white room, you would...

Video: Explore the Impact of Art from Three Perspectives: Photographer, Architect and Healthcare Provider

In this webinar, presenters Kurt and Carolyn Johnson, owners, Kurt Johnson Photography, and Mitchell S. Elliott, AIA, senior partner, RDG Planning...

Installation of CHI Bergan

This project was interesting. Not only did we create custom imagery for the Knuckle lobby area, but we were fortunate...

Installation of Lauritzen Outpatient Center

This project moved us out of our comfort zone because of the overall art vision and how we presented our...