Chinese Whiskers
By Marcel Heijnen Follow | Public

Chinese Whiskers is the overarching title for a number of series by Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen. It all started late 2015 when Marcel moved back to Hong Kong and started the Hong Kong Shop Cats series that resulted in a photo book, published in November 2016 by AsiaOne Books.

The series went viral globally with features on major blogs such as Creative Boom and Feature Shoot, newspapers such as The Guardian and broadcasters such as China’s CCTV and Al Jazeera.

Heijnen’s second book Hong Kong Market Cats is in the making and scheduled for a late 2017 launch, while the photographer is also exploring the potential for a Hong Kong Garage Dogs series which features a more industrial and weathered side of the Territories and, of course, a different species.