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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...

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...

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...

Meaningful Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Nature Lovers (aka Everyone!)

Nature is all about keeping things simple.  That’s why things like getting a little fresh air when you’re stressed or...

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. ...

What Are You Looking at?

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

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...

Making a Difference in Our Own Backyard – A Collaboration with University of Nebraska Medical Center

Being part of something you believe in feels good.  But you know the feeling you get when the work you...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

For Our Healthcare Heroes

We know better than anyone the calming, stress-reducing effect nature images can have on people who are feeling anxious and...

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...

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...

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...

Fine Art Photography, Not Just Another Pretty Face

At Kurt Johnson Photography, we're good at listening to our clients' needs and helping them select the perfect images for...

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...

Nature Images Relieve Anxiety and Promote Healing

Even though I’m a photographer by trade, I still spend a significant amount of time behind a desk.  Most of...

Raw Beauty in the Vastly Different Landscapes of the Badlands and the Black Hills

One of the benefits of traveling across the country for a specific project is the opportunity to explore and photograph...

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...

Designing a Brand Through Art and Architecture: A Tale of Two Hospitals

We recently presented a live webinar with the Center for Health Design alongside Julie Robertson, NCIDQ, IIDA, Interior Design Director...

Always Be Ready for Inspiration

This image was an unexpected gift on a day that seemed like any other. I was driving, just a few...

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...

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...

On the road exploring points of view

I have always said that if you take 10 photographers and put them in a square white room, you would...

Video: Explore the Impact of Art from Three Perspectives: Photographer, Architect and Healthcare Provider

In this webinar, presenters Kurt and Carolyn Johnson, owners, Kurt Johnson Photography, and Mitchell S. Elliott, AIA, senior partner, RDG Planning...

Installation of CHI Bergan

This project was interesting. Not only did we create custom imagery for the Knuckle lobby area, but we were fortunate...

Installation of Lauritzen Outpatient Center

This project moved us out of our comfort zone because of the overall art vision and how we presented our...

How did you find your path? Here is how I found mine…

My life has almost always revolved around photography.  It all stems from my first camera, a non-working Brownie I received...

Framed Art at Sodoro Law Office

Installing fine art photography is always a joy because a successful project with great people is what we are all...

Southeast toward the rising sun…

Travel…either you love it or hate it, work or pleasure, short jumps or long haul.  I happen to love to...