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Metal Mountains in Shrouds of Mist

“Metal Mountains in Shrouds of Mist” by Chris Rayn, 2012

Low-hanging clouds shroud two mega scyscrapers in Shanghai as the first light of the rising sun bounces off the sides of these man-made metal monsters, creating a most stunning interaction between the raw forces of nature and these pinnacles of human technology. As the smog is clearing and a beautiful clear day is beginning, the contours of a hopefully better future of peaceful coexistence between human society and nature emerge.

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)