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."
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