Artist Profile: Leonard Nimoy (1931 — 2015)


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“I became enamored with photography when I was about 13 or 14 years old. I’ve been at it ever since. I studied seriously in the ’70s”
— Leonard Nimoy

Today, the world was saddened to learn of the death of Leonard Nimoy.  While Nimoy may have been best known for playing Mr. Spock on Star Trek, he was also an acclaimed photographer who published three collections — Shekhina, The Full Body Project, and Secret Selves — of his work.  Nimoy’s work has been exhibited at the R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.  Nimoy described himself as being primarily a conceptual artist and his work explored issues of body image and his own Jewish heritage.

Leonard Nimoy, R.I.P.

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2 responses to “Artist Profile: Leonard Nimoy (1931 — 2015)

  1. I think Mr. Nimoy would appreciate having his photography recognized.

    I found the news of his passing rather painful. He was a part of my childhood and adolescence, both as Mr. Spock, and the host of “In Search Of”. He was an interesting and interested man, and by all accounts, a nice one.

    The universe is a bit less logical now.

    Goodbye, old friend.

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