When Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen moved to Hong Kong, he noticed something quite interesting about the traditional shops there - most of them have their own cats living inside!

So fascinated with this culture of shop cats, Heijnen couldn't resist photographing the feline fellows. He even created an Instagram account featuring the Chinese kitties and uploads new photos of them regularly. Shop cats, market cats, alley cats - he's captured them all! You can find his photos on Instagram or in his new book which will be launching at Blue Lotus Gallery in December together with his pop-up exhibition.

More info: Instagram | marcelheijnen.com (h/t: creativeboom)

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Jovana Dacic
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3 years ago

took me a minute

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

oh...herrro

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Adriana Luca
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3 years ago

Hahahahahaha....

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Pi...
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3 years ago

Camouflage level: 8000+

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Mary Jo Watson
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3 years ago

Absolutely beautiful!

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Angelina Russo
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3 years ago

Lol being one with the noodles

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

He's sniffing something different, kitty

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Laura Ingles.
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3 years ago

" The Boss.."

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

"Free delivery" - cat

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Lianna Valdez
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3 years ago

Off with my head if you must.

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

They both look like they've had a long exhausting day.

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Andrius Burba
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3 years ago

#Undercats!!! Love it

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Hans
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3 years ago

The irony...

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varwenea
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3 years ago

Cat in box - not for sale

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Jana Fuentes
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3 years ago

"Yes, we know there is another bed; we just both like this one. And there's room. So--what's the problem?"

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

"hehehe they'll NEVER find me"

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Jana Fuentes
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3 years ago

"Quick--take the shot before the itch on the end of my nose gets to be too much! Call it, Reflected Nobility."

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Vini Vinsent
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3 years ago

What a lovely eyes!

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Pi...
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3 years ago

Cat: "Oi! Sharing is caring!"

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

"I some!?"

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Daria B
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3 years ago

The fan crown.

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Joy Patterson
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3 years ago

"OMG what's that horrible smell....what's in these bags dad????"

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Tash Laf
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3 years ago

Taking a break...both of them

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

it's pretty healthy to eat something where a cat's ass was

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Lou Wow
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3 years ago

Unusual colour...lovely.

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Adriana Luca
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3 years ago

She s taking the customer very serious ;)

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

When the cat spots a shoplifter...

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Ilyushka
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3 years ago

"Gotta keep on eye on dis guy, all he ever does is wave!"

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Wendy
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3 years ago

What a pretty little girl ☺

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Magpie
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1 year ago

A cat will find comfort where ever a cat goes.

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Lou Wow
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3 years ago

Looks like the cats doing a funny impression on the man behind it. :-D

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Tash Laf
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3 years ago

"OW..Damn it Charley not on my foot"

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Tillie Martinussen
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3 years ago

It's amazing how many of the cats also look like their owners in this series. Seems like their personalities and vigilance-level are likeminded. I have only seen that with dogs and humans before. Great photographer!

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mahsima
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3 years ago

Ow her face !! She seems angry, love it

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Pamela Mitchell
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3 years ago

Kitty got caught trying to sneak some noms.

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Flora Polvado
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3 years ago

He has a heart!

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Tash Laf
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3 years ago

Hello and welcome...may I interest you with some items in the glass

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Wendy
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3 years ago

They're certainly not starving ☺

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Joanne Palmer
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3 years ago

A well deserved break!

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Tillie Martinussen
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3 years ago

Same expression they have. :)

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Tracy Moorhead
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3 years ago

Is this angle ok, I looks good?!

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Susan Forbes
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3 years ago

"Yeah, it was me. So what?!"

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Susan Forbes
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3 years ago

Guard cat is watching you.

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Tash Laf
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3 years ago

Supervising at its finest

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Ernesta Brouwer
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3 years ago

I'm not kidding Brian. You take off those shoes and I'm quitting!

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Judy Semmens
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3 years ago

I thought someone said there's a prawn shop here.

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