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.
A lone welder illuminates a skyscraper at night
The last light: at a skyscraper construction sunken into darkness, a sole worker is lighting up the scene with his welding torch, signaling there is humanity left in this empty, soulless amassment of steel and concrete.
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.
Oriental Pearl Tower reflecting in Shanghai's glass facade
Shanghai's skyline at sunrise
Travelling towards Pudong on the Shanghai highway at dawn.
Looking down from the unfinished roof of a skyscraper
A worker is looking down from the unfinished roof of a 300m skyscraper construction, reducing the onlooker to mere mortal looking up to the mythical heavens of technology.
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.
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.
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.