Smog Peaks
Build Up
Promenade of Shadows
Soaring
Sea of Smog
Sightseeing
Apocalypse
Crescent Sun
Metal Mountains in Shrouds of Mist
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“Smog Peaks” by Chris Rayn, 2013

As seen from one of Shanghai's highest skyscrapers, smog is settling around the hundreds of highrises at sunset, reducing visibility to only a few kilometers and fading out the farther buildings into pervasive haze.

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)