Shanghai's Skyscrapers at the River Blanketed by Smog
A bird is soaring in front of Shanghai's mushrooming skyscrapers in the Lujiazui district East of the Huangpu River, trying to escape the rising pollution levels that make the metropolises highest towers nearly invisible.
Shanghai's River and Bund Skyline in Heavy Air Pollution
People are seen promenading at Shanghai's East Riverside, being reduced to mere shadows on a day of heavy air pollution in winter.
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.
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.