Nimoy shocked Jewish groups with the publication of his 2002 photographic collection SHEKINA with its juxtaposition of nude photographs with religious imagery.
The 73-year-old recruited the obese performance troupe THE FAT BOTTOM REVIEW to model for him - and he used nude works by Helmut Newton and HERB RITTS as his inspiration.
He tells PAGESIX.COM of his photographic subjects, "They are interested in fat liberation. Their self-esteem is strong. They will tell you that too many people suffer because the body they live in is not the body you find in the fashion magazines."17/03/2005 14:00