Great Wall of Badaling near Beijing
The Great Wall at Ba Da Ling near Beijing in Northern China.
Watchtower of the Forbidden City in Beijing
Watch tower of the Forbidden City in the centre of Beijing.
Grasshopper in the Hutong of Beijing
Bird cages are a well-known accessory in old Chinese districts – but grasshoppers are another popular "pet" in Beijing's hutongs.
Sunset at West Lake in Hangzhou
"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.
Shanghai's skyline at sunrise
Travelling towards Pudong on the Shanghai highway at dawn.
Red Lanterns in the Lijiang Old Town
Lijiang in the south-western province of Yunnan.
Incense burning in a Chinese temple in Beijing
Burning incense sticks in the Chinese Dongyue temple.
Shopping near Nanjing's Xinjiekou
Despite energy shortages: a wealth of light and colour is attracting China's youth in the new city centre of Nanjing.
Tea House at Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
Despite all claims: some of the old Shanghai still exists – significant living witnesses of the town's changeful history have been preserved, like 17th century Yu Yuan Garden with its splendid Qing dynasty buildings.
Sunset at Shanghai's Nanjing Road
Shanghai's Nanjing Road has always been China's most famous shopping street.
Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai Pudong
421 metres is the exact height of Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai's Pudong District – a Chinese pagoda of glass and steel.
Oriental Pearl Tower in a piece of street art in Shanghai
The "Pearl of the Orient" has changed.
Laoximen Old Town in Shanghai
Laoximen is a Chinese quarters in Shanghai, home for less well-off people in particular who still live a "typically Chinese" culture.
Mahjong in the White Horse Pagoda in Dunhuang
Dunhuang has been historically the last Chinese outpost before reaching the border regions.
Wood carving in Lijiang
In the old Chinese quarters people often work where they live.
Kids having fun with their parents at People's Square
Parents are laughing and playing with their children at People's Square.
Chinese Opera in Beijing
Chinese opera in the Hu Guang Guild House in Beijing.
Muslim Prayer in Xi'an
A Chinese Muslim of the Hui minority in Xi'an.
Traditional Chinese Medicine in Lijiang, Yunnan
Family in Beijing Hutong
Traditionally, the whole Chinese family resides under one roof.
Skyscraper window cleaning in Shanghai
A window cleaner on a glass facade at Shanghai's fancy Huai Huai Road.
Girl walking in Shanghai Pudong
In Pudong, Shanghai.
Shanghai's skyline gazed at by tourists at the Bund
Chinese tourists in particular are amazed by the futuristic skyline at the time-honoured Bund of Shanghai.
Shanghai-based artist Chris Rayn explores urban transformation, the perennial change of nature and existential questions of the individual in one of the world's fastest-moving metropolises.
While drawing from the canvas of nature in authentic motives, his visual language is renowned for meticulous compositions, deep contrasts and rich colors.