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I'm attracted to images that come from a personal ...
by Leonard Nimoy

I'm attracted to images that come from a personal exploration of a subject matter.
When they have a personal stamp to them,
then I think it becomes identifiable.
- Leonard Nimoy

My dream concept is that I have a camera and I am trying
to photograph what is essentially invisible.
And every once in a while I get a glimpse of her and I grab that picture.
- Leonard Nimoy

You proceed from a false assumption:
I have no ego to bruise.
- Leonard Nimoy

Which is probably the reason why I work exclusively in black and white...
to highlight that contrast.
- Leonard Nimoy

 

That's the most difficult issue for me...
to find a subject that holds my interest long enough
that I'm prepared to go to work and spend the time
and energy to shoot the subject.
- Leonard Nimoy

I deal with this spiritual issue every day -
either shooting or processing or sorting or discussing
or having conversations -
I'm in constant contact with it.
- Leonard Nimoy

A neighborhood friend showed me how it was possible
to go to a camera shop and pick up chemicals for pennies...
literally...
and develop your own film and make prints.
- Leonard Nimoy

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I certainly don't live in a kosher home although I
was raised in a kosher environment.
- Leonard Nimoy

For me it's all about personal vision;
is there something about a subject that uniquely speaks to me.
- Leonard Nimoy

I became hooked on the idea of being able to shoot
an image and process it myself,
and end up with a product.
- Leonard Nimoy

Other times, you're doing some piece of work and suddenly
you get feedback that tells you that you have touched
something that is very alive in the cosmos.
- Leonard Nimoy

I became involved in photography when I was about thirteen years old.
- Leonard Nimoy

I also do my own processing, so it means a big commitment in lab time.
- Leonard Nimoy

I think it's my adventure, my trip, my journey,
and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.
- Leonard Nimoy

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
- Leonard Nimoy

That's true, because I'm a photographer now.
- Leonard Nimoy

I've been working with photography for many years.
- Leonard Nimoy

Years ago - in the 70s, for about a decade -
I carried a camera every place I went.
And I shot a lot of pictures that were still life and landscape,
using available light.
- Leonard Nimoy

That is the exploration that awaits you!
Not mapping stars and studying nebula,
but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.
- Leonard Nimoy

The book tour has been really interesting and very gratifying.
I have not book toured before.
I've never had quite as much pleasure,
as much satisfaction.
- Leonard Nimoy

I'm touched by the idea that when we do things that are useful and helpful -
collecting these shards of spirituality -
that we may be helping to bring about a healing.
- Leonard Nimoy

I am not Spock.
- Leonard Nimoy

The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.
- Leonard Nimoy

But if you're talking about fine art work,
then I think you have to ask yourself some pretty deep
questions about why it is you want to take pictures
and what it is you want to say.
- Leonard Nimoy

Most of my images have been done in-studio,
under very controlled lighting conditions.
There have been a few that have been shot in nature,
but even then they were shot almost exclusively at night,
and again, under controlled lighting conditions.
- Leonard Nimoy

This time, there have been a lot of interesting discussion
about the subject matter and I've had a good time talking about it.
And in some of the cases, I'm not just signing books;
I'm showing slides and talking about the work.
- Leonard Nimoy

You know, for a long time I have been of the opinion
that artists don't necessarily know what they're doing.
You don't necessarily know what kind of universal concept you're tapping into.
- Leonard Nimoy

My memory of those places is better than my pictures.
That's why I get much more satisfaction out of shooting
thematic work that has to do with an idea that I'm searching for,
or searching to express.
- Leonard Nimoy

What I'm exploring right now is the subject of my own mortality.
It's an area that I'm curious about,
and I'm researching it to see if there's a photographic essay in it for me.
If images don't start to come, I'll go to something else.
- Leonard Nimoy

My wife and I are affiliated with a temple here in Los Angeles.
We feel very close to the congregation and to the rabbi,
who happens to be my wife's cousin and who I admire greatly.
I talk to him regularly but I consider myself more
spiritual than religious.
- Leonard Nimoy

Some words having to do with the death of the people
in the World Trade Center attack had been added,
and when I got to it, I had this overwhelmingly emotional experience.
I struggled to get through the words;
tears were streaming down my cheeks.
- Leonard Nimoy

At the beginning, we are in relationship
because we are attracted to the other person -
we think they are sexy, smart, funny,
whatever it is that we find appealing.
But very quickly, the focus of the relationship
turns to whether we feel appreciated.
If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world,
that is bad.
But if a learned person is thus attracted,
it is worse.
- Abu Bakr

Magnetism, as you recall from physics class,
is a powerful force that causes certain items to be
attracted to refrigerators.
- Dave Barry

How can you say when you're attracted to something?
It's not easy to articulate my tastes.
- Jeff Goldblum

I don't think it's by accident that I was first attracted
to translating two French women poets.
- Marilyn Hacker

I'm attracted to guys who are really confident and make conversation.
- Britney Spears

You know what, I'm very attracted to someone who makes
me laugh and is that charming.
Really, I could be charmed by anyone.
I'm just a sucker for somebody that is charming.
- Beyonce Knowles

Usually it's the guys that don't follow you around,
who you're attracted to!
- Sigourney Weaver

I was always attracted to the past as a kid.
- Stanley Tucci

I don't know about liberal bias, but people of a liberal
mentality are probably attracted in greater numbers
to the arts than people of a conservative mentality.
- Sydney Pollack

One thing that attracted me to Buddhism was the support
for this larger vision of values.
- Herbie Hancock

My sisters were going out with artists and poets,
and eventually it was the creative world which attracted me.
- Luc Ferrari

I don't know what women are attracted to.
I can't tell, but certainly I have no notion of having
sex appeal or being seductive in any way.
- Omar Sharif

I'm in the business to push it.
I'm not likely to be attracted to characters I've already done.
- Mark Harmon

Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives,
two friends that always remained strange to one another,
because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity,
the other by difference.
- Emil Ludwig

Many are attracted to social service -
the rewards are immediate,
the gratification quick.
But if we have social justice, we won't need social service.
- Julian Bond

I enjoyed hearing people do their own songs.
I became attracted to singer-songwriters.
I became interested in them as people;
was curious about what they wanted to say.
- Lyle Lovett

Major labels didn't start showing up really until they smelled money,
and that's all they're ever going to be attracted to
is money-that's the business they're in-
making money.
- Ian MacKaye

There was interest from clubs in Italy and England,
I believe.
But I've never been attracted by the way they play in Italy.
Staying in Spain was always my preference.
- Luis Figo

I have always been free with my love -
it is my nature.
I am easily captivated by men and they have always been attracted to me.
- Christine Keeler

I have never been attracted to any kind of violence.
- Kate Adie

The Christian use of religion as a personal love affair both shocked me,
and attracted me.
- Lionel Blue

I was always attracted to science fiction movies.
- Tina Turner

Sometimes when you don't care, people are attracted to that.
- Sanaa Lathan

The concept of absurdity is something I'm attracted to.
- David Lynch

Chicago kept industry, attracted new business,
became the center for convention trade and transportation.
- Jane Byrne

How many of us have been attracted to reason;
first learned to think,
to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life,
by some dazzling aphorism.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Every man goes through a period of thinking they're
attracted to another guy.
- Jake Gyllenhaal

It's true I've always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way,
rather than a band way.
- Gerry Mulligan

I think I am more attracted to characters with a subtext,
whatever that is and they don't necessarily have to be virtuous,
but they have to at least be human.
- Clive Owen

The men I find myself attracted to are the ones who
don't say anything and are quite shy.
- Katie Price

I'm an artist that's attracted to a specific way of
seeing and a way of being.
- Jock Sturges

I'm not usually attracted to big-budget American films.
- Ian Hart

I'm attracted to long-legged girls with long arms and a little head.
- Alvin Ailey

I am attracted to myths.
- Tina Turner

I think there is a certain sensibility to someone you
are attracted to and when it rubs off that's good.
- Michael Hutchence

So I think rather than being attracted so much now
to working with my heroes,
I'm sort of more attracted to working with completely
unlikely strangers because it's more exciting really.
- Neil Finn

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more
true that power attracts the corruptible.
The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
- David Brin

I was 23, and he was 86.
I saw a very sick man.
I just wanted to just talk with him.
There was no physical attraction at all.
He was very much attracted to me.
- Anna Nicole Smith

What I didn't know was I was deeply attracted to the big space.
- David Hockney


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