The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Storm Front

White stuff on the way.

Snow Storm by Kim Bruce

Wow, a big snowstorm is supposed to come barrelling through our Valley today! Of course I will be on hand tomorrow with pictures and video for you of the storm's aftermath.

In the meantime, here's a picture I took last night of the big sign over the doorway to Northampton's Michaelson Gallery advertising the photo display by Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy, better known as Dr. Spock.

I've seen Nimoy's work and he is a first rate photographer from a technical perspective. However I don't like his subject matter, which tends to be fat women. The artistic statement he seems to be trying to make is that all people are beautiful. While that is certainly true regarding at least some aspects of our inner-selves, that is very debatable when it comes to physical appearance. Being too fat is unhealthy, and part of the reason why we celebrate thinness is because we value health. Good art celebrates the beauty of the ideal, and Nimoy's work doesn't do that.

However, some people have complained that I only show male nakedness on this site, so here's one of Nimoy's nudes for all you heteros:

Myself, I'll always be a Leonard Nimoy fan, not for his photography but for Star Trek. Of course I'm still waiting for that forbidden lost episode to be released:


LarryK4 said...

Sooooo....they're all pregnant, right? Yikes!

Mary E.Carey said...

Love the last pic!

d. said...

I'm not gay and I still yearn for that lost episode.