These amazing photos were all taken by Leonard Nimoy

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Wednesday 04 March 2015 17:30
Celebrities

Last week the world mourned the death of actor Leonard Nimoy.

While instantly recognisably as Star Trek's Spock, Nimoy was also a respected and prolific photographer.

In the 1940s he turned the bathroom at his family home in Boston into a darkroom, before studying at UCLA and later getting an artist in residence status.

Nimoy's work has been exhibited in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the Jewish Museum of New York; you can see a selection below, courtesy of R Michelson Galleries.

The Full Body Project (2007)

In these pictures these women are proudly wearing their own skin. They respect themselves and I hope that my images convey that to others.

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Shekhina (2002)

There are signs throughout the writings and history of Judaism that sexuality has always been a strong part of the teaching and culture of religious practice.

Landscapes

Egg series

Borghese series

Self portrait with MRI

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