TTP is the winner of the MACK First Book Award 2018.
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 southfacing view we see a ‘tischtennisplatte’ or ping pong table used for a plethora of purposes including a sun bed, a laundry counter, a children’s climbing frame, an exercise site, a family lunch spot, a refuge from busy streets, among various other uses except for 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.
Hayahisa Tomiyasu was born in 1982 in Kanagawa, Japan. After studying photography at Tokyo Polytechnic University, Tomiyasu moved to Leipzig, Germany to study under Peter Piller. The winner of the First Book Award 2018 is Tomiyasus fourth book, TTP.