Within Inches of Their Lives

Sexist torture by Hiroaki Samura.

Within Inches of Their Lives

When drawing these subjects, I do not intend to cause pain to women. I do not share feelings of people who commit real violence. Once I had a model, and when drawing her I had to make several thin cuts through her skin. I have to admit I do not want repeat that experience. I am glad to be able to express my fantasies on paper only. There was a time when I received lots of letters from irate women who reproached me for my work. These days, I remember their reproaches with a bitter smile.

 Hiroaki Samura