Hong Kong Shop Cats
By Marcel Heijnen
Hong Kong’s shop cats are the little emperors of their retail kingdoms. When photographer Marcel Heijnen moved to the city he was immediately drawn to these photogenic mouse-catchers, and this series is the charming result and has been taking the world by storm.
While the cats are undoubtedly the furry celebrities of his photographs, each shot delivers an insightful context to Hong Kong’s busy trades. From dried fish and rice to paper oerings, the shots’ backgrounds present local culture in all its cramped and colourful chaos.
It was released in November 2015 and is already in its third edition. In November 2017, Marcel released Hong Kong Market Cats focussing on the cats that rule the street markets.
Paperback: 160 pages
Language: English, Chinese
Package Dimensions: 17 x 22.5 cm