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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Design Solutions That Improve Outcomes in Established Healthcare Environments

No windows?  No problem. How do you brighten a long corridor in the basement of an established hospital that has...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Did you know sand could be this beautiful?

Sometimes I'm surprised by what I find when I'm out capturing images for healthcare environments, hospitals and hospitality.  These examples...