The son of a carpenter, Hajime Sorayama graduated at the Chuo Art School in Tokyo in 1969. He applied himself to illustrations for an advertising agency. Later, in 1971, he started as a freelance illustrator. His style is realistic, and he is the master of airbrush techniques. One cannot see the difference between his work and a photograph. The themes in his work are sexy females, and sexy female robots. His work breathes a 1980s spirit nowadays, but still it has to be seen to be believed.