Leonard Nimoy

Richard Michelson and Leonard Nimoy at Leonard’s 80th birthday celebration
Richard Michelson and Leonard Nimoy at the Emmy Awards

Dear Friends, It has been a privilege both professionally and personally to have enjoyed a relationship with Leonard Nimoy that has grown into a deep friendship. While it remained a source of amusement for us both to be so regularly mistaken for father and son over the past 12 years, Leonard did indeed become much like a father to me in many ways. I have been the beneficiary of his advice, his spirit, his creativity, and his generosity. My wife and I consider ourselves blessed to have known him, his loving wife Susan, and their extended family. We at R. Michelson Galleries offer them our sincerest condolences. The gifts Leonard has given to all of us—his acting, his photography, his poetry, his presence—will surely live long and prosper. In that spirit, let us continue to celebrate the life and achievements of this brilliant, kind, and loving soul. —Richard Michelson, February 28th, 2015

Rich Michelson Remembers Close Friend Leonard Nimoy

Photographs, Videos, Articles and Interviews


Mr. Nimoy’s original photography ranges in price from $1,500 to $25,000 dependent on image, size of image (which range from 5″ x 7″ inches to life-size 67″ x 80″), and size of edition (all are small editions of between 2 and 25). B&W images were shot with film and hand printed by Mr. Nimoy in his darkroom. Color images are digital and the printing was personally supervised by Mr. Nimoy. All photographs are signed and numbered except for the Unsigned Prints.

Leonard Nimoy first experienced the magic of making photographic images as a teenager in the early 1940s. His darkroom was the family bathroom in their small Boston apartment. His subjects were family and friends. He studied at UCLA under Robert Heineken in the early 1970s and later received an “artist in residence” appointment at the American Academy in Rome.

Mr Nimoy’s photography is included in many museum collections, including 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.

Besides his rising stature as a major contemporary American photographer, in his spare time Mr. Nimoy moonlights as an actor, director, philanthropist, and as one of the world’s best loved and respected personalities, Mr. Spock. Read More…