Outdoors

HSBC (Happy Sk8er Boi Club)

A teenager skateboards over a curved roof in Statue Square opposite HSBC's headquarters. Dated August 25, 2022.

Moon Lagoon

Two men watch lanterns dot the night sky from a dinghy. Dated September 10, 2022.

Roadworks

Hong Kong traffic and road signs on a smoggy day. Based on the April 8, 1961 New Yorker magazine by Kenneth Mahood.

Bamboo Builders

Construction workers traverse Hong Kong on bamboo scaffolding stilts. Based on the September 12, 1994 New Yorker magazine cover by Eric Drooker.

Baps & Baos

A food truck cook exchanges a British sandwich for a Chinese dumpling in front of the Legislative Council Complex in Tamar Park. Based on the April 9, 2018 New Yorker magazine cover Gluten-Free Gluten by Bruce McCall.

Cable Guys

Children peer out of an Ocean Park cable car and behold the fun of the fair below. Based on the September 5, 1964 New Yorker cover New York World’s Fair by Arthur Kimmig Getz.

Campbell's Troupe

Students from the Carol Bateman School of Dancing leave ballet mistress Joan Campbell’s ballet class in the basement of The Helena May and ascend Garden Road. Based on the September 29, 1934 New Yorker cover Housekeepers Cleaning Brownstone House by Arnold Hall.

Choi Hung

Children shoot hoops on Choi Hung Estate’s basketball courts in Kowloon. Based on the May 29, 2017 New Yorker magazine cover Brooklyn Bridge Park by Jorge Colombo.

Closing Time

Pretentious chefs flee the scene of a burning Jumbo Floating Restaurant, one with a dubious lighter in hand. Based on the August 15 & 22, 2011 New Yorker magazine cover S.O.S. by Christoph Niemann.

Colonia Babylonia

Hong Kong’s own Tower of Babel advertises popular colonial-era bars, restaurants, and clubs. Based on the October 2, 1995 New Yorker magazine cover by Edward Sorel.

Colours & Whites

Laundry whites hang from a line in Wan Chai’s colourful Chung Wui Mansion. Based on the April 17, 2017 New Yorker magazine cover Fashion District by Harry Bliss.

Courtship

Hong Kong’s Old Supreme Court Building hints at a future of marriage equality. Based on the May 21, 2012 New Yorker magazine cover Spectrum of Light by Bob Staake.

Crossing Over

Women workers from various years of Hong Kong’s past and future cross Des Voeux Road. Based on the November 24, 2014 New Yorker magazine cover Time Warp by Richard McGuire.

Cupidity

A gawky expat fawns over his disinterested date at the Armani/Privé terrace in Central. Based on the February 19, 1996 New Yorker magazine cover Cupid’s Volley by Peter de Sève.

Dark Side

An expat family warily traverses the Kwun Tong Bypass, unfamiliar with their Kowloon-side surroundings. Based on the August 7, 1937 New Yorker magazine cover by William Steig.

Day Off

Domestic workers eat lunch on the Circular Pedestrian Bridge in Causeway Bay during their day off. Based on the September 5, 1942 New Yorker magazine cover by Constantin Alajalov.

Dragon Riders

An exhausted dragon boat team burns out as their drummer urges them to press on. Based on the June 15, 1935 New Yorker magazine cover by Garrett Price.

Fountain of Youth

Children do homework and extracurricular activities in the now-renovated fountain of the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. Based on the July 18, 1988 New Yorker magazine cover by John O’Brien.

Ghosts of Punters Past

Ghosts come down from Hong Kong Cemetery to watch the racing at Happy Valley Racecourse. Based on the May 12, 1962 New Yorker magazine cover by Garrett Price.

Go Fish

A koi fishes along the promenade in Sai Kung. Dated February 4, 2022.

Groundlings

An outdoor screening of “Godzilla vs. Kong” at the Grounds in AIA Vitality Park distracts from a real battle between the beasts by Victoria Harbour. Based on the August 24, 2009 New Yorker magazine cover Double Feature by Adrian Tomine.

Half the Sky

Business tycoons, modelling the International Finance Centre, Lippo Centre, Central Plaza, the Peak Tower, and the Bank of China as hats, assemble among Hong Kong’s skyscrapers. Based on the November 8, 1999 New Yorker magazine cover High Fashion by Danuta Dabrowska-Siemaszkiewicz.

High Dive

A swimmer prepares to launch off the diving board at the Ladies’ Recreation Club. Based on the June 19 & 26, 2000 New Yorker magazine cover Poised by R. Kenton Nelson.

High Junk Reef

Hong Kong sea creatures go about their daily business, encumbered by environmental destruction. Based on the January 20, 1968 New Yorker cover Under the Sea by Charles Samuel Addams.

Hike Don't Hunt

Hikers trek along the narrow winding roads along the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir Masonry Bridge. Based on the October 18, 1941 New Yorker magazine cover by Roger Duvoisin.

Hog Walker

A woman walks a leash-load of Hong Kong wildlife past the Star Street Refuse Collection Point. Based on the June 21, 2021 New Yorker magazine cover Local Fauna by Peter de Sève.

Hot Fuzz

Pandas deliver food on Food Panda motorcycles while a hungry, cutlery-wielding mob follow. Based on the September 23, 1972 New Yorker magazine cover by Charles Saxon.

Hot Girl Bummer

Plane banners soar over sunbathing and canoodling beachgoers on Repulse Bay Beach, delivering messages from an anxious mother. Based on the August 16, 2021 New Yorker magazine cover Hi It’s Mom by Roz Chast.

Junk of the Magi

The three wise men sail a junk boat down Victoria Harbour. Based on the December 21, 1968 New Yorker magazine cover by Charles Martin.

Kowloon Motor Battalion

A Kowloon Motor Bus and a First Bus pass in the night, cannons firing from their gun ports. Based on the July 20, 2009 New Yorker cover Tour Wars by Bruce McCall.

Lion Rock Station

A property developer exits a new MTR station built atop Lion Rock Hill. Based on the August 5, 2002 New Yorker magazine cover by Eric Drooker.

LKF

An average Lan Kwai Fong building on a Saturday night, housing a hookah bar, nightclub, bar, strip club, and their assorted patrons. Based on the June 25, 2018 New Yorker magazine cover City Living by Harry Bliss.

Mooncake Maven

A giddy hermit decks his balcony out for Mid-Autumn Festival. Based on the December 23, 2019 New Yorker magazine cover Decking the Deck by Edward Steed.

Peak Trail

A woman walks her dogs along the Peak Trail. Based on the March 11, 2019 New Yorker magazine cover Off the Path by Gayle Kabaker.

Scaffolds & Spills

A painter loses his balance on bamboo scaffolding while touching up wall paint above local artist Alex Croft’s mural on the corner of Graham Street and Hollywood Road. Based on the April 2, 2012 New Yorker magazine cover Rite of Spring by George Booth.

Sea Soar

A man flies a kite over Green Egg Island at Clearwater Bay Country Park. Dated April 9, 2022.

Splash Harbour

Swimmers practise their front crawl in Victoria Harbour by Central Piers on a hot summer day. Based on the July 21, 2014 New Yorker magazine cover Coney Island by Mark Ulriksen.

St John's Cathedral

Newly-weds leave St John’s Cathedral on Garden Road. Based on the June 2, 1934 New Yorker magazine cover by Harry Brown.

Upward Mobility

A man in a face mask and Jeremy Kin Knicks jersey looks up at an airplane leaving Hong Kong while skyscrapers tower over him. Based on the September 30, 1996 New Yorker magazine cover Businessman Looks Up at Tall Skyscrapers by Eric Drooker.

Yacht Yahoos

A crew of expats sail past the stilt villages of Tai O Fishing Village on a lofty yacht. Based on the August 7, 1954 New Yorker magazine cover by Garrett Price.

10,000 Faeries

Porcelain figurines stand guard at Waterfall Bay Park. Based on the January 8, 1972 New Yorker magazine cover by Charles Samuel Addams.

Afternoon Tea

A couple enjoys teatime with their dog and toddler, overlooking the land reclamation of Kai Tak and Kowloon Bay. Based on the August 31, 2015 New Yorker magazine cover Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn by Adrian Tomine.

Autotoll

Hong Kong’s most luxurious and popular cars soar over tunnel tollbooths. Based on the December 9, 2002 New Yorker magazine cover by Bruce McCall.