He is, by my estimation, the longest standing dirtbag in the history of Yosemite, with an illustrious career spanning from the s to current day. In fact, he was recently found scrubbing toilets in Yosemite with one of the most stalwart new-school dirtbags, James Lucas. Fidelman has photographed everyone from John Bachar and Lynn Hill to Dean Potter and the Huber brothers, all while sleeping in his car or in a cave. And for the last 15 years Dean has been coaxing women and for a short time, men out of their skivvies to pose for nude black and white images, which he still shoots on medium format film. But in spite of all its merit, Stone Nudes had met its tragic end. A couple years later when Dean first discussed creating a calendar of artistic black and white photographs that celebrated the contrast of the soft and flowing female form against hard and angular stone aka naked women bouldering , I remember thinking it was a solid—if not genius—idea. But where would Dean ever find 12 climbing girls who would pose for nothing, wearing nothing, high up on some rock?
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By William Turvill. It can be a dangerous sport at the best of times, so spare a thought for these professional climbers who posed completely naked in a variety of perilous positions for a calendar photoshoot. These striking images show the women posing without any equipment in some of the most sensational landscapes across the United States and the world. Perilous: This woman expertly clings on to a rock completely naked with no climbing equipment. The professional climber was posing for a calendar, Stone Nudes, put together annually by Dean Fidelman.
Stone Nudes Turns 20 and Takes One Final Victory Lap
Dean Fidelman, Stonemaster and climber-photographer, started Stone Nudes to explore the different directions he could take climbing photography and elevate the form to what he saw as a higher art. By Michael Levy July 26th, This allowed us to use the upper section of rock that rarely had been climbed on and had amazing texture. Back in the late s, Dean Fidelman, the more-or-less official photographer of the Stonemasters, had his climbing shots plastered all over. They were used in Five Ten ads, featured in catalogues, and used to sell all sorts of things. He made good money, but was ultimately unsatisfied.
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