Finally! It is Finished!
Here is the link to my ultimate Leonard Nimoy collage! It was so darn BIG it wouldn’t fit here! I had to shrink down the original to post it here.
As you may know, I’ve been working on this collage for quite a while now, and whoa, I am spent! But working on this has been worth every moment, and even though we are past what would have been his 90th Birthday, I think this speaks well for the incredible life Leonard Nimoy lead!
I really didn’t think it would take nearly four months to complete this, as my Shatner Birthday Tribute only took about two weeks to make. But this was different; Nimoy’s life was so active and diverse, like an octopus with a three dozen tentacles, the more I researched pictures to use, the bigger and bigger it got!
I like to tell stories with my collages as opposed to just slapping random pictures together. And Nimoy’s life tells quite the tale.
It seemed easy enough to start with the basics, family, early career, StarTrek, and hobbies. But I found myself getting new ideas with every new picture I’d find. (e.g., There would be a picture of him in real life that correlated with a role he had on screen, or similar candid poses, or a particular laugh). Then there were his public appearances, promotions, conventions, charities, bloopers and of course dozens of images of him giving the Vulcan Peace Sign. So many I had never seen before, and I added some from my own personal collection as well (and some of m They all twirled together in my mind as well as my poor computer. Lots and LOTS of editing, from cropping and color balance, to making a 3D-ish banner and stacking pictures so they’d meld and compliment each other, as well as making ‘mini-collages’ to complete portions.
And then the ultimate choices, which pictures should I use? I think I found a lot of Spock/Nimoy greatest hits. Often I’d think “Oh I have to use that one!” and sometimes “How could I have forgotten that one?” Indeed, just as I proofed the final piece before publishing this here, I found a theater reference lacking that I know was very special to Mr. Nimoy, and I’m glad I caught and added it before posting it here!
You will find a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor throughout too; Spock as a hood ornament? Nimoy getting ‘pinched’? Who’s in the back of that limousine? You might need a magnifying glass to see some tiny details, but it’ll be fun 😉 Like I said, the ideas kept coming. I might have to start a business of memorial collages; I love making these.
As ever, you are welcome to share this, just please don’t edit it in any way. I make no money on this, it is for pure fun and enjoyment. Thank you my friends, Therese 🙂 <3
5 thoughts on “My Leonard Nimoy Tribute Collage!”
This is simply amazing. There seems to be thousands of photos. I love how you have clustered them together. I think I will be spending days studying this collage.
Thank you Laura! Can you see everything clearly? 🙂
This might sound vert weird but I am looking for a Star trek documentary called trekkers or Trekkers. I have the DVD of the complete original series and I think it might be in there somewhere. A bit of a connection. I am originally from Montreal and I have a friend’s mother who went to high school with William Shatner in Cote St Luc. I also went to McGill University the same university that William Shatner went to.
Hope that you can help me to find this documentary.
Cheers From Fort Erie. ON Canada.
Hi Ian, not weird at all! Actually, I’ve never seen it (!) but it was called ‘Trekkies’ from 1998, and there was a sequel, ‘Trekkies 2’ in 2003. I’ve seen some copies on eBay,but I guess you’ll need one for the Canada region. It might be available for streaming through Google Play too! Good luck, and thanks for telling us about your Shatner connection! 🙂
Oops! here’s a link to eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/174747601745?chn=ps&mkevt=1&mkcid=28