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Takay

Photographer

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biography

Takay earned a reputation as a much sought after artist and photographer beginning in the mid nineties. Upon completing his degree in Japan, he relocated to London and began shooting his own narratives. In 1998, he landed editorials with i-D, The Face, and Arena. His work garnered the attention from clients and design houses such as Emporio Armani, Armani Jeans, Yves St Laurent, Y3, Levis, Cerruti, Estee Lauder, Shiseido, Vichy, H&M, French Connection, Anna Sui, and many more. Takay has continued to contribute regularly to Vogue

L’Uomo, Vogue Homme, Vogue Japan, Vogue Russia, Vogue Spain, D magazine (Italy), Harper’s Bazaar Germany, Numero Japan , Amica (Italy), Elle France , Marie Claire (US), Huge, l’officeil France, l’officiel Hommes.

Takay has had several solo exhibitions of his work in London, Tokyo and New York. He has been involved in several prestigious fashion exhibitions at major institutions around the world. His work was in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s exhibition Men in Skirts which travelled to the Metropolitan Museum (NY) in 2003. He joined the Couture Chanel exhibition at the National Museum of China in Beijing and then Shanghai 2010. The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, From Sidewalk to the Catwalk touring from 2011-2016 to 12 cities around the world. And the Met’s spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition PUNK: Chaos to Couture. In 2016 Takay released his book ECHOS at Book Marc, Tokyo.

Takay has seamlessly transitioned from still photography into film and motion picture, while maintaining his seductive and haunting style. In addition to working with esteemed clients, he has continued to work on personal projects and currently resides in New York City.

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Autumn Look
Madame Figaro (Editorial)
published: July 2018
Classically Sporty? or Sporting Class?
Numero Tokyo (Editorial)
published: July 2018
by Takay
D Repubblica Magazine (Editorial)
published: May 2018
by Takay
Vogue Japan (Editorial)
published: April 2018
Coco Rocha
InStyle Russia (Editorial)
published: March 2018
InStyle Russia March 2018 Cover
InStyle Russia (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2018
The New York Times Style Magazine Singap...
The New York Times Style Magazine Singapore (Magazine Cover)
published: November 2017
Kenzo
The New York Times Style Magazine Singapore (Editorial)
published: November 2017
ANTON by Takay
Commons & Sense Magazine (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2017
L'amica geniale
Vanity Fair Italy (Editorial)
published: September 2017

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