A young woman clad in white fur, and white incense smoke
Incense burning in a Chinese temple in Beijing
Burning incense sticks in the Chinese Dongyue temple.
A moment of tranquility in a temple filled with smoke and cr
Light falling through incense smoke, a mystic atmosphere
A scarf-clad Chinese girl shares her look into the future
Holding a red envelope, for good fortune in the new year
Catching fire, a praying man holds his joss sticks tight
With smoky incense, steaming ahead in the New Year
Reflection of Chinese Pavilion's Roof Set Afire by Sunset
A temple pavilion's characteristic roof is set afire by the setting sun - a spectacle that lasts a few minutes only before being extinguished by night fall and plunging the waters into the dark.
A praying woman in front of a wall of smoke in the temple
A praying man in front of a wall of smoke in the temple
A moment of prayer, a split second of great symmetry
Smoke billows around a spectacled man in the Chinese temple
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.