Work

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.

Bamboo Builders

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

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.

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.

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.

Dimsum Dénouement

Servers clear tables after lunch at Maxim’s Palace in City Hall. Based on the January 3, 1953 New Yorker magazine cover by Ludwig Bemelmans.

Extra Extra

The artist sits alone in a newsagent’s kiosk, surrounded by her Hong Konger magazines. Based on the May 30, 1931 New Yorker magazine cover News Stand by Barney Tobey.

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.

Good Vibes Only

Social media influencers enjoy brunch at a trendy coffee shop. Dated May 19, 2022.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Penthouse

An overzealous real estate agent shows off a disappointing view from a disappointing balcony of a disappointing flat to a hopeful couple. Based on the June 11, 2001 New Yorker magazine cover End of the Line by Peter de Sève.

Pharmacist

A traditional Chinese medicine shopkeeper mans the cash register. Based on the November 11, 1974 New Yorker magazine cover by Laura Jean Allen.

Pigs in Blankets

A mother chats with a wet market butcher as her child slumbers in a push-chair, cuddling a stuffed toy pig that resembles the butcher’s wares. Based on the May 30, 2011 New Yorker magazine cover Small Growers by Peter de Sève.

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.

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.

Sifu Sees Through

In response to a proposal to limit phones on car dashboards to two, a taxi driver affixes his eleven devices to his windscreen. Dated July 9, 2022.

Town Club American Club Special)

Santa Claus carries a Christmas tree up the steps between the 48th and 49th floors of The American Club, Town Club. Based on the December 16, 2019 New Yorker magazine cover Priority Shipping by Peter de Sève. Created in a special, festive collaboration with The American Club Hong Kong.

Water Break

A sanitation worker takes a water break on Oil Street. Based on the April 20, 2020 New Yorker magazine cover After the Shift by Owen Smith.

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.