ping pong


Ping Pong is a visual conversation between Helsinki based Henrik Duncker ( Munich based Jens Masmann (

We started our nonverbal communication after we noted links and similarities in our work when meeting in Derby 2017.

Reading each other’s work and learning to understand its visual vocabulary was the main framework of this project. To recognize and to decrypt the shadings and syntax of the ping pong partner‘s picture was the first serve, shaping the visual answer was the return play. This reply could have been backhanded or forehanded, could deliver a fast break or block a narrative thread and open a new one with a topspin or a smash.

million books

ping pong


by Jens Masmann and Henrik Duncker























128 pages A5

folded and cut softcover, rubber band binding




40 euros plus postage