By the same photographer who brought you Hong Kong Market Cats and Hong Kong Shop Cats, Marcel now explores the world of Hong Kong Garage Dogs.
Grittier than Shop Cats and Market Cats, Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen explores another quirky aspect of Hong Kong’s culture in Garage Dogs. The dogs’ gruffer yang to his cats’ fluffier yin reveal an unapologetically masculine world of car parts, engine grease and tough love. The dry humoured haikus by Grace Chia translate the telepathic messages between owner and guard dog, the human-canine bond that has made dogs man’s best friend for centuries.
Shot during the Year of the Dog, follow Marcel’s journey through the city’s back streets to meet these loyal security personnel, paid in, lunchbox leftovers and the occasional tummy rub.
Marcel Heijnen is a visual artist, designer and musician. Originally from the Netherlands, Asia has been his home since 1992. Marcel’s creativity is driven by a general curiosity about life and its meaning. He currently uses photography as the main medium for his art, exploring its boundaries in a quest for beauty and expression that goes beyond realism, but gets perhaps a little closer to truth.
Marcel is a co-founder of both Chemistry – the design collective, and Artistry – the Gallery Cafe.
- 17 x 22.8 cm
- 144 pages
- English and Chinese