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's skyline at sunrise
Travelling towards Pudong on the Shanghai highway at dawn.
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.
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 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.
Ship On Shanghai River As Air Pollution Blankets Shore
A lone ship is steering down the Huangpu river in central Shanghai, seemingly heading into a great nothingness, as towering buildings and the historic Bund skyline have become nearly invisible from thick smog.
Smog overtakes the Bund as Shanghai's Most Famous Sight
As a construction worker on a newly decked out building looks on from the opposite side of the river, Shanghai's historical Bund skyline is overtowered by a dome of toxic air pollution.
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.
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'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.
Shopping at Shanghai's Xintiandi
The classy boutique "Shanghai Tang" in trendy entertainment district Xintiandi.
Tea House at Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
Despite all claims: some of the old Shanghai still exists – significant living witnesses of the town's changeful history have been preserved, like 17th century Yu Yuan Garden with its splendid Qing dynasty buildings.
Sunset at Shanghai's Nanjing Road
Shanghai's Nanjing Road has always been China's most famous shopping street.
Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai Pudong
421 metres is the exact height of Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai's Pudong District – a Chinese pagoda of glass and steel.
Bridge construction at Suzhou Creek in Shanghai
Even at Suzhou Creek, time does not stand still: construction noise permeates the old streets of Shanghai.
Oriental Pearl Tower in a piece of street art in Shanghai
The "Pearl of the Orient" has changed.
Skyscraper window cleaning in Shanghai
A window cleaner on a glass facade at Shanghai's fancy Huai Huai Road.
Laoximen Old Town in Shanghai
Laoximen is a Chinese quarters in Shanghai, home for less well-off people in particular who still live a "typically Chinese" culture.
Kids having fun with their parents at People's Square
Parents are laughing and playing with their children at People's Square.
Girl walking in Shanghai Pudong
In Pudong, Shanghai.
Shanghai's skyline gazed at by tourists at the Bund
Chinese tourists in particular are amazed by the futuristic skyline at the time-honoured Bund 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.