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Spock Likes ‘Em Large

Leonard Nimoy has a new photography book looking to re-align the accepted norm for body image.

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.

He has a show of photographs of obese women on view at the R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Mass., through June; a larger show at the gallery is scheduled to coincide with the November publication of his book on the subject, The Full Body Project, from Five Ties Publishing. The Louis Stern Fine Arts gallery in Los Angeles and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston have acquired a few images from the project. A few hang at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York.

We may not get a whole lot of science fiction authors appearing here in Houston, but at we do get Spock’s explicit Polaroids of weighty women. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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