Past-times

Swimsuit Round

TVB's Miss Hong Kong 2022 contestants model alternative swimwear after comments from a former government official about the pageant's swimsuit round stirred controversy in the media. Dated September 25, 2022.

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.

Peak Lightning

Danny Zuko and the T-Birds from the musical Grease upgrade the Peak Tram after the popular attraction closed for renovation in June 2021 and reopened to the public in August 2022. Dated August 27, 2022.

Heart Times

216 real Hong Kongers hold up finger hearts, their poses reminiscent of the New Yorker magazine's Eustace Tilley inspecting a butterfly through a monocle. The 216 portraits were originally displayed on The Hong Konger Wall mural at the 2022 Affordable Art Fair in Hong Kong. Dated August 4-7, 2022.

Bao Bei's Feast

A Eurasian toddler can only crave a McDonald’s Happy Meal despite the Chinese banquet spread out before her. Based on the February 17, 1973 New Yorker magazine cover The New Yorker Cat Feast Cover by Ronald Searle.

Bubble Teens

A Generation Z couple enjoy a bubble tea date. Based on the August 8, 1925 New Yorker magazine cover by Julian de Miskey.

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.

Chicken & Duck

A chicken and duck play “chicken and duck” hands of mahjong. Based on the June 24, 1974 New Yorker magazine cover by Andre Francois.

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.

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.

Covid Closet

The artist gets dressed in a The Sims 2-style user interface, choosing from a variety of zany and Covid-apprioriate outfits during Hong Kong's fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Dated March 14, 2022.

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.

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.

Ding Dong

Children dressed as Doraemon, Hello Kitty, Ultraman, and Pikachu trick-or-treat in their apartment building. Based on the November 1, 1958 New Yorker magazine cover Halloween by William Steig.

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.

Good Vibes Only

Social media influencers enjoy brunch at a trendy coffee shop. Dated May 19, 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.

Happy Hour

A young writer works on her novel after work as Central commuters ride the Mid-levels escalator home. Based on the September 24, 2018 New Yorker magazine cover Fourth Wall by Adrian Tomine.

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.

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.

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.

Icebox Ricebox

Children build a riceman, have a riceball fight, and make a rice-angel in a rice cooker. Dated January 25, 2022.

In the Mood for Likes

Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung’s characters from Wong Kar-wai’s 2000 film 'In the Mood for Love’ ride the MTR while using their phones. Leung and Cheung’s phones emit “like” and “love” reactions. Dated May 20, 2022.

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.

Mallseum

Window shoppers peer at displays in a luxury shopping mall. Based on the March 17, 1975 New Yorker magazine cover by Laura Jean Allen.

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.

Opera Girl

A Chinese opera singer prepares her make-up backstage at the Sunbeam Theatre. Based on the April 3, 1948 New Yorker magazine cover by Constantin Alajalov.

Order Up

A Qing dynasty inventor brews a cup of tea using inventions from ancient Chinese history. Based on the November 16, 2015 New Yorker magazine cover Coffee Break by Christoph Niemann.

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.

Potential

A Filipina girl sits alone pondering potential careers from which prejudice and stigma may bar her. Based on the February 27, 1943 New Yorker magazine cover by Constantin Alajalov.

[Redacted]

A student studies a highly redacted text in a dingy library while televisions blare around her. Based on the March 3, 1973 New Yorker magazine cover by Arthur Kimmig Getz.

Santa at the Cha Chaan Teng

Santa indulges in a Hong Kong-style café meal midway through delivering presents. Based on the December 17, 2018 New Yorker magazine cover Santa’s Little Helpers by John Cuneo.

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.

Snakes & Adders

A ladder-less snakes & ladders board game shows an elusive Covid zero goal and moments from Hong Kong's experience battling the coronavirus. Dated March 21, 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.

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.

Valentine's Cards

Mahjong cards, transformed for Valentine’s Day. Based on the February 12, 2001 New Yorker magazine cover by Richard McGuire.

Weekday Warriors

Dogs peer from the windows of an apartment building while waiting for their owners to return home from work. Based on the August 13, 2007 New Yorker magazine cover by Mark Ulriksen.

White Flowers

A bottle of white flower oil empties into its cap in which a group of popos bathe. Dated January 5, 2022.

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.

After Hours

A Zamboni driver at Festival Walk’s ice-skating rink sneaks onto the ice after hours for some fishing. Based on the February 3, 2003 New Yorker magazine cover by Bruce McCall.

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.

Balconies

Iconic balconies scenes from film and literature play out simultaneously on outdoor terraces of a residential Hong Kong apartment building.