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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,...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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. ...

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...

Being Grateful is an Act of Hope for Those Around Us

"This is a wonderful day.  I've never seen this one before."- Maya Angelou   Taking the time to think about what...

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...

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...

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...