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.