Local man produces viral video parody of ‘Empire State of Mind’

August 20, 2013

Since Mark Griffith posted the video for Andrew Dougherty’s “Beijing State of Mind” to his YouTube channel July 9, it has gotten more than 119,100 views. The video is the culmination of 14 months of work, beginning in the 18 months he was recently in Beijing, China.

Griffith, 45, is a senior software manager for Amazon. From February 2011 to August 2012, his job took him to Beijing, where he continued his affinity for photography in the foreign landscape.

“I take my camera with me everywhere,” Griffith said.

Photos contributed Mark Griffith and his son Miles huddled by a fire on the Great Wall of China. They spent a night camping on the wall near the villiage of XiZhaZi.

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Mark Griffith and his son Miles huddled by a fire on the Great Wall of China. They spent a night camping on the wall near the villiage of XiZhaZi.

The avid hiker and traveler said he is always shooting video clips and taking pictures.

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