A Worker leaving the steel frame construction at sunset
It's the end of the day, or the end of days: a construction worker is ready to leave the site at sunset, symbolizing his shift's end while the scenery in bathed in a post-apocalyptic light.
Welder clad in red at the top of new skyscraper construction
Wearing red protective clothing and a welding mask and letting the sparks fly, a worker at the top of a futuristic 300m skyscraper construction transforms the scene into a super hero spectacle.
Construction worker welding a steel frame
When Man discovered fire, modern civilization started.
Welding in front of Oriental Pearl Tower
A construction worker, unidentifiable from his welding mask, is constructing a new building in front of Shanghai's iconic Oriental Pearl Tower.
Welders light up a construction site at night
Giant steel beams are looming from the dark, illuminated by erratically flickering lights of welders turning night into day with machine-like 24 hour shifts, working relentlessly on this new pyramid.
Welding a new high rise in front of Oriental Pearl Tower
Welders are putting together a quickly rising new construction at Shanghai's Bund, with the iconic Oriental Pearl Tower - symbol of Shanghai's and China's meteoric rise - looming behind.
Welders constructing new buildings in front of Jinmao Tower
A new high-tech pagoda is being built from steel and concrete: workers weld together the skeleton of a new Bund skyscraper in Shanghai, with a finished "pagoda" - the Jinmao Tower on the opposite riverside - is glittering in the last sunlight behind, the sparkles of welding juxtaposing those of the sun.
Shanghai's skyscraper sunset: Future under construction
In the early morning sun, smog is building around Shanghai's iconic skyscrapers along the East bank of the river as the dozens of construction sites in the city commence work.
Construction worker hidden in a steel frame skeleton
A worker is being caught in the steel frame skeleton of a new construction, trying to stay grounded and keep stability by holding a beam with his hand.
Bird's View of a Construction Worker and His Tools
A set of tools at work - workers' and our all eternal struggle is not to become just one of them.
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.