The Mustachioed Guard: The secret life of cats in Hong Kong stores
When Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen moved to Hong Kong, he noticed something unusual: it turned out that cats live in many local shops. Simply fascinated by this cultural feature of the Chinese city, Marcel could not resist the desire to capture the mustachioed inhabitants of Hong Kong shops in his photographs.
The Dutchman, fascinated by this culture of "shop cats", created a series of Shop Cats China. These are wonderful photos about the life of four—legged people in the shops of crowded and dynamic Hong Kong. Marcel Heijnen even published a book with photos of mustachioed inhabitants of retail outlets.
Shop cats, market cats and just street homeless cats — he shoots all of them, and it's worth saying that the shots are very funny!
The photos perfectly illustrate the interior of the shops "for their own", and also tell about the tender relationship between the owners and their pets.
Cats in stores are a cross between a Chinese tradition and a cultural phenomenon according to which cats live in stores, spending time in a pile of goods together with their owners.