Director BIO: Mark Knight (SHINRIN-YOKU)

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Mark Knight is a 25-year veteran of the architectural photography and video industry. His longstanding association with high-end hoteliers and collaboration with some of the best-known names in the architectural and interior design worlds has resulted in numerous awards, feature magazine articles and book covers. Mark’s photography career began after attending Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. Before becoming a full time architectural photographer, Mark first worked in the film industry and then later managed one of Southern California’s busiest commercial photography studios. Now residing in Austin, Texas he has continued to expand his client list and technical expertise in emerging digital media fields

Director Statement

Shinrin-Yoku is a culmination of our work in the health and wellness field where we strive to help viewers reduce stress, relieve anxiety and improve overall mental health.

Short Film: SHINRIN-YOKU, 6min., USA, Experimental

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Forest bathing is the practice of taking a short, leisurely visit to a forest for health benefits. The practice originated in Japan where it is called shinrin-yoku (森林浴).

The practice is proven by scientists to benefit physical as well as mental health as it helps to lower heart rate, blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost immunity and mood and improve overall feelings of well being.

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