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.
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.
Bridge construction at Suzhou Creek in Shanghai
Even at Suzhou Creek, time does not stand still: construction noise permeates the old streets of Shanghai.
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.