Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pure Energy: Leonard Nimoy’s Photography


“Pure energy,” intoned Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock in the classic Star Trek episode "Errand of Mercy." (In 1988, Information Society immortalized the phrase when they sampled it into their synthpop hit, “What’s On Your Mind.”) Actor, director, author, poet, philanthropist, photographer—Nimoy brings pure creative energy to every enterprise. R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Massachusetts, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, present a retrospective of Nimoy’s photography, capped off by his latest work, Secret Selves, in which he directs everyday people to tap into their inner energy and give form to their fantasy selves. The results are, as Mr. Spock would say, “Fascinating.” Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Pure Energy."


[Many thanks to R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Massachusetts, for providing me with the image above and press materials for Leonard Nimoy, which runs from July 29, to October 31, 2010.]