Hajime Sorayama is a world renowned artist known for his photo realistic depictions of the fantastic. Sorayama makes you believe the impossible with his fascinating erotica that blends in traditional fantasy and science fiction. He frequently melds metal and flesh to make beautiful futuristic pin-up women. His work has influenced countless modern artists and has appeared hordes of publications.

Sorayama was born in 1947 in Japan the son of a carpenter. He did exceptionally well in art during high school but had little interest in pursuing the field. He went to college to study Greek, but the Greek professor had left the university he attended. His sophomore year he started a school magazine called The Pink Journal which was criticized by both teachers and students. He grew to hate the place, dropped out, and went to art school.After graduating in 1968 he initially worked as a graphic artist but eventually became a freelance artist in 1972.

Further Reading:

Sorayama.com New official website

Sorayama Masterworks Book collecting Sorayam’s work.

Old official Sorayama Page Includes samples, contact info, sales, etc.

Dark Moods Sorayama Gallery Hundreds of images, not categorized.

Suicide’s Sorayama Gallery 96 categorized images w/ thumbnails.

Melt Hajime Sorayama gallery a few dozen images, not categorized.

Posts tagged “Sorayama” on Tumblr Lots of images coming in all the time. Not organized.

Gering and Lopez Gallery: Hajime Sorayama 1970 – 2010 Several images from a gallery showing of Sorayama’s work.

The Art of Hajime Sorayama small collection of images. Categorized and thumbnailed.

Muesuem One’s Sorayama Gallery collection of a few un-catagorized, un-thumbnailed images.

The Shrine of Sorayama A wealth of information and a small picture archive. This site is an excellent starting point. [dead link]

ImageNETion Presents: Hajime Sorayama 339 categorized images w/ thumbnails. [dead link]

Zim’s Sorayama Gallery An interesting gallery that allows searching as well as filtering images by rating. Includes thumbnails. [dead link]

Tom Marshall’s Cyber Art Spotlight a collection of non-adult images. [dead link]