“Paradise on Earth” by Chris Rayn, 2005
"In heaven there is paradise, on Earth there is Suzhou and Hangzhou." West Lake in Hangzhou near Shanghai is an expression of the beauty of traditional Chinese culture, and a symbol for its five thousand year history.
Project: A Journey Through Time
Chris Rayn's first photo project from the mid 2000s takes you on a visual time travel through a China caught between tradition and modernity, gets you in touch with the people and lets you experience their proud culture and history, reawakening religiousness, old living culture, the difficult time of change and finally the new challenges of the 21st century. (Read More)