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

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

I also do my own processing, so it means a big commitment in lab time.
- 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 think it's my adventure, my trip, my journey,
and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

Your innermost core has always been pure.
Purity is intrinsic to you,
it cannot be taken away.
- Osho

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn
with Bold Colors and Strong Wings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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