ECHOS BY TAKAY

HAILING FROM JAPAN, TAKAY EARNED A REPUTATION AS A MUCH SOUGHT AFTER ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER BEGINNING IN THE MID 90’S.

Upon completing his degree in Japan, he relocated to London and began shooting editorial for magazines like i-D, The Face, and Arena. His work gained attention also from clients and design houses such as Yves Saint Laurent, Levi’s, Estee Lauder, Shiseido, and many more.

Takay has seamlessly transitioned from 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.

Takay has always been interested in the athletes world, and after a first portrait series with boxers shot after match in their locker room, he recently shot a short movie featuring two wrestlers fighting in some kind of slow motion, he focuses on their breath, sweat, muscles and movements while grappling each other in some sort of dance, communicating the viewers all the tension of their actions.

Here we present his latest video project “Echos”, a story that he chose to tell also in his first book published by Sunday, the independent publishing house.

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