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 as a book which is available from book stores in Hong Kong and can be ordered from Blue Lotus Gallery or Amazon.