Corporate Art & Healthcare Art

Nature Photos and Landscape Photos are Proven to Reduce Stress

Mike MacDonald is the photographer and the master printmaker of high-quality, fine art landscape prints and nature murals that feature soothing and inspirational scenes of the Midwest and the prairie.
Mike’s serene and uplifting nature prints are superbly fitted to be displayed in a large public spaces, corporate offices, and healthcare settings like hospitals, nursing homes, waiting rooms, and medical centers.
What’s more, landscape photographs, like the prairie scenes that we offer, are scientifically proved to be the most effective form of art for reducing and managing stress. Read the Scientific Evidence.

A Mike MacDonald photograph is emotional and transcendent, a rich, immersive experience that draws viewers into the scene. Mike’s work features every aspect of landscape and nature photography, from spring woodland wildflowers to summer prairie landscapes, fall foliage to winter wonderlands, and moody sunrises to inspiring sunsets. Most importantly, Mike’s sublime nature prints and murals of the Midwest showcase inspirational and familiar, everyday scenes in hopes of bringing a little normalcy and peace to patients and their families—perfect for hospitals, cancer & oncology units, medical centers, and waiting rooms.

BRING A BIT OF NATURE INTO YOUR OFFICE OR MEDICAL SETTING

AT THE OFFICE

  • Decrease employee stress
  • Increase worker productivity
  • Reduce sick days

HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS

  • Provide a soothing and hopeful setting for hospital patients and
    concerned family members
  • Give patients a beautiful distraction while they wait
  • Reduce patient stress during medical procedures and examinations

NATURE LANDSCAPE PRINTS: SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TO REDUCE STRESS

One of the most important applications for Mike’s nature photography is relaxation and stress reduction. Scientists at Texas A&M University have found that subjects who are shown a film depicting natural landscapes lowered their stress levels. Other studies have proven that images of landscapes combining open spaces, water, and trees are especially appealing to people.
University of Michigan psychologist Stephen Kaplan found that workers whose offices had windows with natural views reported less job stress than workers whose windows overlooked parking lots.
“When we tune in to nature, we’re engaging in behavior that makes us feel peaceful, healthy, and safe,” states the twice Pulitzer Prize winning Harvard University biologist Edward O. Wilson. Wilson’s research in biophilia (literally, “love of living things”) shows that humans have a deep, inborn need to connect with nature. “Attraction to natural environments is not simply a cultural phenomenon. There is evidence of a deeper, biological urge.”
These results shouldn’t come as a surprise. When asked to imagine a soothing place, nobody visualizes a freeway or shopping mall. Instead, most people conjure up images of wilderness and natural landscapes of prairies, forests, mountains, rivers, and wetlands.

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