Leonard Nimoy Shekhina

Leonard Nimoy grew up in Boston, where he first experienced the magic of making photographic images at age 13, developing them in the small apartment’s family bathroom—turned darkroom. Nimoy continued his photographic explorations throughout his life, studying at UCLA under Robert Heineken in the early 1970s. He later received an “artist in residence” appointment at the American Academy in Rome.

Now Mr. Nimoy’s photographs are coming back to Boston with 3 concurrent exhibitions spanning 60 years of work.

A series of Nimoy’s images, Shekhina, will be featured at the Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton St., Belmont, MA, March 20 through May 8, 2014. An opening reception is March 20, 6-8 p.m. All photographs are courtesy of the artist and R. Michelson Gallery in Northampton, MA. The R. Michelson Gallery in Northampton will also have Leonard Nimoy photographs on view in Northampton. www.rmichelson.com
Boston University will exhibit Secret Selves in their Sherman Gallery from Wednesday, March 19 – Friday, May 9, 2014.

Gallery 555 in South Boston will exhibit Eye Contact from March 27 to May 3.
Leonard Nimoy says that he is intrigued with the biblical mythology that tells us that God created a divine feminine presence to dwell amongst humanity. “This concept has had a constant influence on my work, say Nimoy. I have imagined [Shekhina] as ubiquitous, watchful and often in motion. It is in effect, the photographic image of the invisible.”
[My work from Shekhina] is my quest for insight, says Nimoy. It has put me in constant touch with the question of my own spirituality and has been a deeply moving and expanding process. The pictures now look to me like dreams brought to consciousness as a valuable bridge to a part of myself too often submerged by daily activities in the physical world.”

The exhibit is open to the public Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Photography Monthly Audio Interview: Leonard Nimoy

The exhibit is open to the public Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

About the Griffin Museum
The Griffin Museum of Photography was founded in 1992 to provide a forum for the exhibition of both historic and contemporary photography. The Museum houses three galleries dedicated solely to the exploration of photographic arts: the Main Gallery, which features rotating exhibits from some of the world's leading photographers; the Atelier Gallery dedicated to showcasing the works of prominent, up-and-coming artists; and the Griffin Gallery, home to the extensive archives of Museum founder and world-renowned photojournalist Arthur Griffin.

About Digital Silver Imaging
Digital Silver Imaging (DSI) was founded in 2008 as a dedicated black-and-white photolab. DSI offers a unique printing process that provides beautiful fiber-based and resin-coated black-and- white silver gelatin prints directly from digital files. Through a full suite of printing and finishing services, DSI creates museum quality, continuous tone images, uniting the advances of the digital world with the art and archival properties of true black-and-white printing. For more on Digital Silver Imaging visit www.digitalsilverimaging.com or call 617-489-0035.