Best known for his iconic role as the half-human, half-Vulcan Spock on the hit sci-fi television series “Star Trek,” Leonard Nimoy’s other talents have been overshadowed by his eminence as an actor. Aside from being one of the most recognized faces in film and television, Nimoy is also a film director, singer, poet, philanthropist and photographer.
Nimoy first got into photography as a teenager and took up photography at UCLA after his stint with Star Trek and Mission Impossible. His photographic work and books are showcased by the R.Michelson Gallery in Massachusetts, with which he had his first exhibit in 1973. The gallery also accepts personally signed copies of Nimoy’s work, and proceeds of the sale are diverted to the Nimoy Foundation, which supports artist-in-residence programs.
Leonard Nimoy’s exemplary talent is evident in his photographs, particularly in shooting nudes. He can render a woman’s figure artistically on film, more often than not granting full exposure to the private parts, but not so much with an ounce of indecency. There is nothing obscene, nothing offensive in Nimoy’s photographs. He uses shadows and other external elements to cast emotion on his photos. His body of work is a moving and charismatic exposé of the human form.
Here are some of Leonard Nimoy’s photos. All images are in black-and-white and were shot with film.
From the Borghese series. Photo by Leonard Nimoy via R.Michelson Gallery
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