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5 Things Hospitals Get Wrong When It Comes to Healthcare Art

We’ve been working in the healthcare design industry for 20 years, and even though healthcare facilities have the best intentions...

The Best Subject for Healthcare Art is in Your Own Backyard

We were recently installing our nature images at a hospital in Minnesota, and one of the staff members was surprised...

Creating Moments of Awe in Healthcare Environments

Have you ever gone walking in nature and been moved by rows of trees towering above you as sunlight trickles...

Self-Care for Healthcare Workers Starts with Nature

Nature heals, no matter who you are or what you do for a living.  Numerous studies report viewing nature images,...

Looking for the Best Examples of Healthcare Art? Start Here.

There are lots of things that have to be considered when designing healthcare environments, and safety is always at the...

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Introducing, Jerred Z, Graphic Artist, Tech Guru, and KJP Contributing Photographer

We're thrilled to introduce Jerred Z, as a contributing photographer for Kurt Johnson Photography. The Z stands for Zegelis, which...

Improving Outcomes in Healthcare with the Color Green

Green is a color you probably associate with the outdoors.  Green grass, leaves, flower stems, trees, vegetables, landscapes. You’re probably...

KJP’s Impressionism Images: Nature Art with a Twist

Welcome to our latest venture in artistic expression – KJP’s Impressionism Images. Inspired by the renowned art movement of the...

5 Reasons Flower Images Make You Feel Good

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Stop and smell the roses,” but did you know you can benefit from just looking...

6 Types of Nature Images with the Power to Heal

There’s no denying the healing power of nature, but as a society, we spend 90% of our time indoors, which...

Florida Nature Photography – Healing Views for Healthcare

Florida is the real deal.  A verdant ecosystem with water, trees, unique plantlife, and wildlife and what feels like a...

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2024: Peach Fuzz Creating Soothing Healthcare Environments

Nature’s ever-changing color palette lends itself to limitless choices when it comes to choosing colors that support healing in healthcare...

5 Healthcare Design Trends for 2024 and Beyond

As the need for more hospitals and healthcare facilities specializing in both physical and mental wellness continues to grow, as...

7 Benefits of Nature and Gratitude: A Winning Combination

Spending time in nature, viewing nature images, and practicing gratitude have lots of overlapping benefits.  So many we can’t ignore...

Innovative Healthcare Design- The Power of Gathering: Takeaways from HCD 2023

It’s powerful when over 4,000 people gather in one place with a shared goal – healing.  This year’s Healthcare Design...

What Happens After We Take the Pictures?

Most people know Kurt Johnson Photography as a leading provider of nature images for healthcare environments.  And while that’s true,...

Bringing Nature Indoors with Panoramic Landscape Photography

At Kurt Johnson Photography, we invest in the most important aspects of what we do.  From the talent we hire to...

Introducing Layers. Artwork for Hospitals. Anything but Boring.

In the same way you don’t always want the exact same thing for breakfast, sometimes you want something different when...

7 Advantages of Vector Graphics in Healthcare Design

The #1 question clients ask us is, “What are vectors?”  And despite an increased interest in vector graphics in healthcare...

Healthcare Design Solutions with Custom Color Slices

Healthcare design can be complicated. There are LOTS of considerations when deciding what type of artwork is best for a...

Meet the Kurt Johnson Photography Team: Fully Caffeinated, Enthusiastic Problem-Solvers

Kurt Johnson Photography is centered around Kurt Johnson’s nature images, but KJP is far from a solo venture.  KJP is...

How Local Nature Photographs Nurture Connections Between Health and the Natural World

As communities thrive and populations grow, the need for accessible and advanced healthcare facilities becomes more and more essential. And...

Unexpected Paths in Northern Georgia Lead to Healing Views for Patients

Often the most unexpected places lead to nature's most serene landscapes. - Kurt Johnson When I’m traveling to photograph nature...

Seamless Wayfinding for UNMC’s Nebraska Medicine’s Village Pointe Clinic: A Case Study

In the same way, “no man is an island,” no one person or business is 100% responsible for the creation...

KJP Innovations: Seeing Nature in New Ways

At KJP, our art has a job to do.  And our specialty is helping you create solutions with nature art....

The Importance of Stopping Along the Way

You’ve heard the saying: life’s about the journey, not the destination.  I think it’s about both. I’ve taken several trips...

5 Ways Nature Images Improve Emergency Department Design

Art probably isn’t the first thing you think about when you imagine the emergency department at your local hospital.  But...

Sandhill Cranes: Connecting us to Nature and Our Past

Once a year, one of the coolest things you’ll ever see happens in Nebraska.  And no matter how many times...

Creating Wellness With Local Nature Photography: A Look at Springtime in Alabama

Even though I live in the Midwest, I spend a lot of time on the road taking local nature photographs...

How to Put More Healing Power in Wayfinding

“I know exactly where I’m going.” - said no one in healthcare ever. Let’s face it.  Healthcare environments are often...

Good Things Come in Threes. Using Triptych Nature Art to Improve Outcomes

One of the primary goals when designing healthcare environments is creating calming atmospheres for patients.  Healing artwork should be a...

Designing Environments for Aging – 5 Types of Art That Engage the Senses of Seniors

Designing environments for aging means understanding older adults' physical, cognitive, and emotional needs. An extensive amount of research supports that...

Is Red the Dark Horse When it Comes to Choosing Colors for Healthcare Environments?

We’ve written before about the importance of choosing the right colors for healthcare environments.  And while blue is the go-to...

What do Tacos and Nature Have to do With Healing?

So what do tacos and nature have to do with healing?  Turns out, a lot. Last week we had an...

How to Improve Patient Outcomes With Nature’s Organic Patterns

Recovering from stress faster.  Feel-good sensations. Relaxed brainwaves.  These are all things healthcare and wellness environments consider when looking at...

Nature’s Sassy Side on Display with Pantone’s 2023 Viva Magenta

I’ll be the first to admit, nature was not my first thought when I saw Pantone’s Color of the Year...

A Nature Photographer’s 5 Lessons From the Road

Being from the Midwest gives me a great vantage point of the rest of the country and makes it easy...

Georgia Nature Photography: Stills from a Foggy Autumn Forest

Rainy weather is probably the last thing that comes to mind when you think of breathtaking autumn images, but last...

Nebraska Hospital Association Offers Strategies to Improve Community Health

Access to quality healthcare is something we all need and deserve.  And hospitals and healthcare environments across Nebraska need access...

The Benefits of Waterfall Images in Healthcare Design

“The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear. “ –...

Flowers and Familiarity Key to Healing with Art

A new camera, the open road, and the beauty of Austin botanicals.  Those are the things that came together to...

Improving Patient Care by Coming Together During The Kansas Hospital Association Convention

Earlier this month we got to be part of the Kansas Hospital Association’s annual convention and tradeshow. This year’s KHA...

The Importance of Local Healing – Kansas Nature Photography

Wide open farmland, fields of native grasses, and abundant, vibrant wildflowers are just some of the touchstones of the vast...

5 Best Types of Art for Healing

Are you designing a hospital or healthcare environment but aren’t sure which types are the best art for healing?   Do...

Small Town Albion, Nebraska Uses Nature Art to Invest in Community Wellness

Everyone loves a comeback story.  And that’s exactly what’s happening in the small town of Albion, Nebraska, population of 1,709....

Helping Patients Connect Through Visual Storytelling in Healthcare Design

Connection is at the heart of everything we do as humans, so it makes sense that enhancing those connections would...

3 Reasons to Use Nature Art in the Workplace

80% of our nature photographs are used in hospitals and healthcare facilities, but the benefits of nature art in corporate...

Behind the Scenes: Chasing the Light at Chimney Rock

What are you passionate about?  What fires you up? For me, it’s taking nature photographs. And being on the road,...

Healing and Wayfinding For Healthcare Using Film on Glass

Film on glass is a great solution for healthcare design situations where you already have glass features within your environment...