Oriental Pearl Tower reflecting in Shanghai's glass facade
A Golden Autumn Tree Reflecting in a Lake
At the height of autumn, in the early evening the waning sun bounces off light from the exploding autumn colors onto the clear waters of a forest lake, a spectacle to be enjoyed only a few minutes until sunset, colors dieing down for the day.
Cherry Blossoms Reflecting in the Water of a Nearby River
In spring, the cherry blossoms are a symbol of transitoriness, as the cherry trees only bloom for a week or less every year, weather permitting.
Trees and a Mushroom-shaped Skyscraper Reflecting
In city parks, the only remnants of nature in modern metropolises of concrete and glass, the creations of God and the creations of Man are getting married in unlikely combinations.
Blooming Lotus Flowers Reflecting in a Lake
In the summer months, a field of blooming lotus flowers is bursting into full color on a lake, waves turning the reflection into an intricate, living watercolor painting that only lasts for a split second.
Willow Leaves Extending Endlessly into Their Lake Reflection
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.
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.