Hayahisa Tomiyasu (First edition, Fourth printing)


Winner of the 2018 MACK First Book Award

TTP is a series of photographs made by Hayahisa Tomiyasu from the window of his former student apartment in the German city of Leipzig. From his south-facing view we see a 'tischtennisplatte' or ping pong table used for a plethora of purposes – including a sun bed, a laundry counter, a kids' climbing frame, an exercise site, a family lunch spot, a refuge from busy streets, among various other uses – except from table tennis. Tomiyasu spent five years documenting the humble table and thanks to his sustained curiosity we observe the idiosyncrasies of human behaviour and social habits, as seasons change, scenes mutate and people come and go.


First edition, fourth printing
Perfect bound paperback with clear PVC jacket
20 x 27 cm, 260 pages

ISBN: 978-1-912339-24-2
June 2021
€45 £35 $45



The signed edition includes a slip signed by the artist and glued into the inside front cover.


In the press

IMA Magazine

On Printed Paper
Revista de Fotografia

Musée Magazine

The Observer
Grazia France
Collector Daily
American Suburb X
Harpers Magazine
Il Post
Paper Journal
IMA (Japan)
The RPS Journal
Design You Trust
British Journal of Photography
Photo District News