Grape harvest in Turpan
A boy and his father return home with their grape harvest on a donkey cart during the Grape Festival
in Turpan - a former Silk Road oasis renowned for the sweetness of its grapes.
Flaming Mountains near Turpan
The Flaming Mountains near Turpans are a mountain range famous for its bright red, orange and yellow hues which shine like fire at noon, while the temperatures in this region of Xinjiang only increase the impression of a place made of fire.
Gaochang desert city near Turpan
The ancient kingdom of Gaochang was once a major player of the Northern Silk Road.
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.