Table Tennis

London–based photographer Bruno Drummond embarked on a curious experiment this summer.

Interested in the behavioural similarity between disparate moving elements — like liquids, and hundreds of table tennis balls — Drummond had 1,500 ping pong balls shipped from China for a photographic project.

He set about making photographs, showing hundreds of balls the moment they were thrown or dropped from height. The images were achieved “in-camera” with an absolutely minimal amount of retouching, using a high speed photographic technique the split-second moment where the balls were frozen mid-air.

The balls appear suspended in clusters, perhaps appearing like bubbles rising from subterranean depths, or perhaps suggesting biological forms…