Detail from Joshua Smith’s model of Hong Kong shop Biu Kee Mahjong. The Australian makes most of his models using photos and Google Street View without ever seeing them in person. Photo: Andrew Beveridge Detail from Joshua Smith’s model of Hong Kong shop Biu Kee Mahjong. The Australian makes most of his models using photos and Google Street View without ever seeing them in person. Photo: Andrew Beveridge
Detail from Joshua Smith’s model of Hong Kong shop Biu Kee Mahjong. The Australian makes most of his models using photos and Google Street View without ever seeing them in person. Photo: Andrew Beveridge

Mahjong shop modelled in staggering detail by artist, sight unseen, is his latest ode to old Hong Kong

  • Joshua Smith, based in Adelaide, Australia, makes miniatures of buildings around the world, most of which he has never seen in person
  • His latest is a scale model of a mahjong shop, home to one of Hong Kong’s last artisan tile makers

Topic |   Hong Kong culture
Detail from Joshua Smith’s model of Hong Kong shop Biu Kee Mahjong. The Australian makes most of his models using photos and Google Street View without ever seeing them in person. Photo: Andrew Beveridge Detail from Joshua Smith’s model of Hong Kong shop Biu Kee Mahjong. The Australian makes most of his models using photos and Google Street View without ever seeing them in person. Photo: Andrew Beveridge
Detail from Joshua Smith’s model of Hong Kong shop Biu Kee Mahjong. The Australian makes most of his models using photos and Google Street View without ever seeing them in person. Photo: Andrew Beveridge
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