The skyscrapers of Shanghai shrouded in sunlight
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.
Oriental Pearl Tower reflecting in Shanghai's glass facade
Shanghai's Oriental Pearl Tower during Solar Eclipse
During a solar eclipse, the spheres of Shanghai's most famous sight - the Oriental Pearl Tower - are covered in darkness, and a fiery crescent-shaped sun appears amidst a blazing swirl of clouds.
Park space at Shanghai's People's Square
The New China has roads and buildings of American dimensions.
Shanghai's skyline at sunrise
Travelling towards Pudong on the Shanghai highway at dawn.
Shanghai skyscrapers fade into smog as pollution peaks
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.
Solar Eclipse in Shanghai during Sunrise
A rare partial solar eclipse in the early morning hours provides an apocalyptic view of what may be ahead for China's futuristic metropolises if nature continues to be disregarded.
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.
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.