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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Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It might not be orange, and it might not live in the US, but it looks like it would like lasagna.

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Amanda Panda
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Jana Fuentes
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"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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Jana Fuentes
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"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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Joy Patterson
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Kjorn
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Adriana Luca
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She s taking the customer very serious ;)

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Ilyushka
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Magpie
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A cat will find comfort where ever a cat goes.

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Lou Wow
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Tillie Martinussen
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ow her face !! She seems angry, love it

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Tash Laf
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ernesta Brouwer
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Judy Semmens
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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