Kurt Johnson has been taking pictures practically his whole life. What started with an old Kodak Brownie camera from his dad turned into a professional career in photojournalism. From there he studied architectural photography and eventually landed on his true passion: photographing healing nature images.
From colorful botanicals to soothing landscapes, he tells the stories of communities through the natural world that surrounds them. His extensive background in the principles of biophilic design led him to understand nature’s healing power and how it connects us all. He’s seen firsthand how soothing nature images transform sterile environments into spaces that heal.
Now, Kurt Johnson spends his days traveling across the US, capturing nature images for hospitals, healthcare, and wellness environments in his own backyard and beyond.
From small rural hospitals to large-scale healthcare environments like Mayo Clinic, CHI, Allina Health, and Kaiser Permanente, Kurt has seen how nature can improve patient outcomes, uplift cancer patients, rejuvenate overworked hospital staff and reduce the need for long hospital stays and medications.
Seeing the power of bringing nature indoors, gives Kurt purpose and hope, which is why you’ll rarely find him far from a viewfinder.
For more information and Kurt’s complete portfolio visit www.kurtjohnsonphotography.com.