He's conquered the stage, the screen, the galaxy and even the musical world: now, from behind the camera, Leonard Nimoy sets his sights upon the broad, flabby expanse of body size acceptance through a series of photographs of large, naked women. But for the last eight years, Mr. Nimoy, who is 76 and an established photographer, has been snapping pictures of plus-size women in all their naked glory They are fleshy and proud, celebrating their girth, reveling in it.
He does so easily, effortlessly: palm outward, fingers extended, the index and middle finger smashed together, the ring finger and pinky touching, the thumb sticking out on its own. Nimoy said, carrying saucers of coffee and tea into his art-filled living room off Central Park West. Miles, and a folder of news clippings on obesity. The basso profundo voice was unmistakable, his words occasionally clipped with his native Boston accent. Nimoy added. He looked pleased. This is a subject that speaks to him.
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All rights reserved. While Leonard Nimoy was best known for his portrayal of Spock on "Star Trek," not many people knew he was also a gifted photographer. The legendary actor, who passed away on Friday at age 83 , spent eight years photographing plus-sized women in the nude for his collection called The Full Body Project , which was published in