What is biophilic design?
Biophilic design is a term that describes our innate connection, as humans, to the natural world. The concept was introduced by E.O. Wilson in his 1984 book Biophilia. Wilson, a renowned biologist and University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard, outlined the tendency of human beings to be attracted to nature and imitate its processes and structures in everyday life. This has become an extremely important idea throughout the healthcare design field since increasing our connection with nature through various techniques, including viewing images of nature when indoors, can improve wellness.
Why choose us?
We know there are lots of places to get nature images, so why choose KJP? Because this is our specialty…and our passion. Kurt has traveled the country capturing images backed by the principles of evidence-based design — images shown to increase wellness and improve patient outcomes. We guide you through every element of creating functional, beautiful, inspired spaces for healthcare settings and beyond. Our goal is to create healing environments that meet your needs and budget AND exceed your expectations. And our job isn’t done until we do.
What do we offer?
We specialize in nature photography that supports calm and healing for healthcare environments and beyond. We have an extensive library of images and frequently photograph indigenous, custom photographs for clients. Our images can be framed or printed on an array of substrates including acrylic, canvas, glass, paper, Dibond metal, wood, wallcoverings, wall protection, or any substrate that can be digitally printed to. From the earliest development stages with architects, designers, and end-users, to art selection and placement, to the very finishing touches of installing the artwork, we handle everything, AND we enjoy every second.
Will you take custom photographs of local landscapes near the hospital?
Absolutely! Photographing local images combines our passion for photography and travel. One of the tenants of biophilic design is providing nature-based images that are indigenous to the area to provide a sense of familiarity and calm. Research has found that photographs of local landscapes and touchstones create an inviting, soothing atmosphere that enhances connections with people and communities.
How big can images be printed?
Depending on the image, some can span up to 30 feet. Our color slices and vectors allow us to print on an even larger scale. With custom design, the sky is the limit. Please contact us for more information.
Do you frame prints?
We’ve worked closely with the same wholesale framing provider for more than 15 years. They print, frame, deliver, and install all our framed art projects. Handling all these aspects of a project allows consistency in our products and extreme competitiveness in our pricing.
Can I purchase digital files of your images?
You bet! We understand that every project has different needs, so we offer single-use licenses when requested. Contact us for details.
How do I specify your images?
If specifying images, the information needs to be included in the color schedule or materials list in conjunction with wall protection or wallcovering specifications. You must reference the image number if known, and include the following information:
Contact: Carolyn Johnson
Image fees will apply, so please reach out for our quote.
What are your prices?
We work with all budgets. Pricing varies based on size, quantity, location for delivery, and installation, as each project is unique. Reach out to discuss your project, and we’ll deliver pricing as part of our complimentary art placement plan.
What payment methods do you accept?
We ask for direct deposit (ACH) or payment by check.
How do I place an order?
Contact us for a free consultation or once you’re ready to place an order. We’d love to walk you through the process and options!
When will we receive our images?
For simple paper prints, you’ll receive your images in 10-15 business days after ordering, depending upon shipping. For all framed art/canvas wrap images, we can schedule installation 6-8 weeks after the art has been approved and we’ve received a purchase order, based on the availability of your frame style. When purchasing digital files, you can receive your images as quickly as 4-5 business days. We do not ship framed or canvas wrap art pieces.
What are “archival” prints?
Archival prints are museum-quality pieces that use refined particles of pigment to create beautiful, high-resolution finished artwork. As its name suggests, this method of printing creates artwork that is designed to last for a long time, as opposed to less expensive mass-produced prints that generally fade quickly. Archival prints are museum quality and are printed on acid-free paper and ink that has a life span of more than 100 years.
Are the prints signed?
Yes, we electronically sign each image, unless otherwise discussed.
In what situations would canvas prints work better than framed paper prints?
Canvas pieces do not require glass and are custom-sized, whereas framed art is heavier and can only go up to 40×60 inches without requiring a custom order. With lighter weight and almost unlimited sizing, the possibilities for displaying artwork are endless. Contact us to determine which option would work best for your project and vision.
How do you ensure canvas pieces are safe for healthcare environments?
Each canvas is triple coated with laminate spray making it cleanable with a 10% bleach solution. Our canvas wraps are also backed with 1/8” medium density fiberboard so the canvas won’t lose its structure over time and is puncture resistant.