Takasugi studied industrial design and sculpture at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. Since 2004 he has been working and living in Berlin. Takasugi's work deals with the phenomena mass and individuality. He has been working on series of seemingly identical photographs. While the negative always remains the same, its reproduction produces subtle differences. Since the prints never quite resemble each other, the repetition of the more or less identical picture reveals the contradiction between the individual piece and the mass-produced item. The 3D-collages from his 'Ivy' series, which at first glance consist of identical photographs, again consist of individual pieces. The same can be said for Takasugi's series 'Silver Leaf', in which he has merged screen printing and photography based on a rare Japanese technique that involves silver leaf and sulphur dating back to the 18th century. This elaborate technique ensures that every print is unique.