"I became involved in photography when I was about thirteen years old. 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.“
"For me it is all about personal vision. Is there something about a subject that uniquely speaks to me? … 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."
"I think at first, photographers are so preoccupied with 'how' to take a picture. I think it's helpful to get past that as soon as possible, because far more difficult to find out is ‘why’ you’re shooting pictures..."
"My photography is conceptual. What am I trying to discover, explore, reveal with each photograph ? What will make this image special ? What comment does it make on our lives?" (s: Home/Interviews/Leonard Nimoy answers Margitta's questions)
"The artistic process for me I have described as stepping into a totally darkened room, there are holes in the floor and the job is to find the light-switch to turn on the light." (s: Interviews/Callie Crossley Show)
Leonard Nimoy studied photography under Robert Heineken at UCLA in the 70s. His work is on display at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and according to R. Michelson Galleries, Nimoy’s work can be seen at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Judah L. Magnes Museum, The LA County Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum of NY, The New Orleans Museum of Fine Art and The Hammer Museum.
Working with people posing for "Secret Selves",