Hong Kong: Chinese Whiskers / Licht Ltd, 2018. First Edition. Softcover. NEW. Softcover with card dust jacket. 17 x 22 x 1.5 cm. 144 pp. Item #8596
Grittier than Shop Cats and Market Cats, Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen explores another quirky aspect of Hong Kong's culture in Garage Dogs. The dogs' gruffer yang to his cats' fluffier yin reveal and unapologetically masculine world of car parts, engine grease and tough love. The dry humoured haikus by Grace Chia translate the telepathic messages between owner and guard dog epitomising the human-canine bond that has made dogs man's best friend for centuries. Shot during the Year of the Dog, follow Marcel's journey through the back streets to meet these loyal security personnel, paid in dog lunchbox leftovers and the occasional tummy rub.