Hong Kong Shop Cats


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 photographic mouse-catchers, and this book is the charming result.

While the cats are undoubtedly the furry celebrities of his photographs, their irreverent thoughts divulged in Ian Row’s tongue-in-furry-cheek haikus, each shot also delivers an insightful context into Hong Kong’s busy trades, presenting local culture in all its cramped and colourful chaos.

About Marcel Heijnen

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.

Over the past few years he has had solo exhibitions at Month of Photography Asia, Vue Privée and Galeri Utama. He has participated in numerous group shows and the Affordable Art Fairs in both Singapore and Hong Kong. He is represented by Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam and Blue Lotus Gallery in Hong Kong.

Marcel is a co-founder of both Chemistry – the design collective, and Artistry – the Gallery Cafe.


BY Marcel Heijnen
YEAR Third edition published in 2017
DETAILS Softcover
17 cm x 22.8 cm, 144pp
LANGUAGE English and Chinese

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