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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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. “ –...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

What Are You Looking at? (And Why it Matters!)

How do you feel when you look at this image?  Calm?  Comforted?  Hopeful? Countless studies show looking at images like this...

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...

Wait Much?

"“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why Water Images Lead to Positive Patient Outcomes in Healthcare Design

Water.  It makes up approximately 60% of our bodies and covers almost 3 quarters of the earth's surface.  We can't...

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. ...

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...