Smog Peaks
Build Up
Promenade of Shadows
Sea of Smog
Crescent Sun
Metal Mountains in Shrouds of Mist

“Crescent Sun” by Chris Rayn, 2012

During a solar eclipse, the spheres of Shanghai's most famous sight - the Oriental Pearl Tower - are covered in darkness, and a fiery crescent-shaped sun appears amidst a blazing swirl of clouds. An aptocapyptic image, a harbinger of things to come in a smog-ridden world of climate change and environmental pollution.

Project: Poisonous Beauty

Portraying the most poignant years of China's air pollution "airpocalypse", "Poisonous Beauty" shows images not unlike dystopian science fiction from the distant future, a symbol not just for the price of economic development at all costs, but humans' tenuous relationship with nature in the age of climate change. (Read More)