Can Photography Heal You?

Colorful birch forest with light early morning fog.

Colorful birch forest with light early morning fog.

Photography can heal you! Many healthcare experts agree there is a link between art and the well being of their patients. Numerous studies show that art can aid in the recovery of patients, shorten hospital stays and help manage pain.

The idea of art having a place in the role of healing is not something new either. Dating back to 1984, Roger Ulrich’s landmark research revealed some interesting results. The study found the view from a surgery patient’s window directly influences recovery! Patients who saw trees recuperated almost a full day faster and required less pain medication than those facing a brick wall!

Its not just for hospital rooms either. Having beautiful photography in your home and office can also improve happiness and productivity. So explore our expanding image selection and find some new photography to enliven your space today!

Top Secret!

Saint Paul skyline

Saint Paul skyline at night.

Ok not really but still a unique location for an image. Where you ask? How about the dining area of the U.S.S. Minnesota Virginia-class submarine!

I was contacted a few months ago about the use of the St. Paul skyline image shown above for use as a mural in the dining area of the submarine. The image was used to cover some equipment doors and add a little color to an otherwise drab living space.

The USS Minnesota (SSN-783) is the 10th of a projected 30 Virginia-class submarines. It is the third United States Navy vessel named for the state of Minnesota, and the first to bear the name since 1921.

I’m sure I’ll never see it in person due to the classified nature of the vessel but I’m glad its there for the sailors to enjoy while serving our country.

Welcome to the New Joe Mamer Photography Website!

Welcome to the new Joe Mamer Photography website! We’ve made some improvements to help you find the images you and your clients have been looking for. Lets take a look at a couple of those changes.

If you are reading this blog, you’ve already found the first change. We’ve combined our blog with our homepage to keep you up to date on happenings and additions to the site. I’ll share new images, thoughts about photography, and insight into the making of certain
images.

Maximum Print Size

As technology changes, so does image file size and quality. With this in mind, we’ve added a maximum print size to each image. A small image file size doesn’t mean an older image isn’t good. It does limit how large it can successfully be reproduced though. You’ll find the recommended maximum print size below each image on the individual image page.

Maximum Print Size
You can also search for images with a maximum print size in mind. If you know you or your client wants a 54″ long dimension print, select the next larger size on the advanced search page (select ‘Prints up to 60 inches’ in this case). Selecting a maximum long dimension limits your search results to images that can be printed up to your maximum selected size. No more finding the perfect image only to be told the file isn’t large enough!

Joe Mamer Photography Categories

Quick Browse Headings

We’ve made it easier for you to find the image you are looking for with the browse and search area of the homepage. Start your image search by browsing one of four headings: new images, by color, by subject, or by season. Or, if you have something specific in mind, enter the terms in the search box or use the advanced search page to narrow your search.

I hope you’ll enjoy using the new Joe Mamer Photography website!