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Mr Spock’s Passion for Photography – NSFW

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While we mourn the passing of Leonard Nimoy, better know for the role as Mr. Spock in the Star Trek franchise we thought it would be interesting to feature some of his photographic work.

In one of his photographic projects Nimoy took a great amount of photographs of plus-sized women. The series was finally released under the title “The Full Body Project” in 2007, which celebrated nude obese women.

To see more of Leonard Nimoy’s photographic work visit the R. Michelson Galleries.

Who are these women? Why are they in these pictures? What are their lives about? How do they feel about themselves? These are some of the questions I wanted to raise through the images in this collection. – Leonard Nimoy

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I think that’s a reflection of something that’s prevalent in our culture,’ he said. ‘We are sort of conditioned to see a different body type as acceptable and maybe look away when the other body type arrives. – Leonard Nimoy

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These women are projecting an image that is their own,’ he said. ‘And one that also stems from their own story rather than mine. – Leonard Nimoy

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I hear comments, which lead to questions. The questions lead to discussions—about beauty, social acceptability, plastic surgery, our culture and health. – Leonard Nimoy

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To see more of Leonard Nimoy’s photographic work visit the R. Michelson Galleries.