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Hajime Sorayama

Hajime Sorayama was born in 1947 in Ehime prefecture, Japan. Sorayama entered Shikoku Gakuin University in 1965. After the publication of Pink Journal in 1967, he left the school and entered the Chuo Art School. Graduating in 1969, he was hired at an advertising firm as a comprehensive illustrator. He began working independently as a freelance illustrator in 1972. Often described as an imaginative modern day Vargas, Sorayama is world renowned for his intense hyper-illustrated style, conceptual originality, and futuristic visions that transcend the erotic form. His work has appeared in Juxatpoz, and Playboy amongst others.