As I've always said, this is a community project, and it wouldn't be possible without ALL of you. I have been a climber and a photographer since the early '70s. StoneNudes is a collaborative photography project that began in , when I took my first fine art, black and white photographs of women climbing nude in Joshua Tree National Park. I have published a StoneNudes calendar for each of the last 14 years, each featuring 13 original photographs except the calendar, which was a "best of". In , I published two calendars; one featured men.
The 2019 Stone Nude Calendar Will Be the Last
12 Models Pose Naked For Lui Magazine - NSFW
Originally from Northridge, California, in the San Fernando Valley, Fidelman has been a climbing dirtbag since the mids. Twenty years ago, after quitting work as a fashion photographer in New York and Milan, he found himself back in Yosemite, 40 years old, and once again living in the dirt behind Camp 4. By putting those two ideas together, I thought I could make it work. His early Stone Nude shots were taken at the same boulders he captured the Stonemasters on. Over 20 years with her as his muse, the two developed a deep connection, making it natural, commonplace even, for her to de-robe in front of his camera. I worked as a handyman and dishwasher in exchange for food.
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I have been a climber and Artist since the early 70s. StoneNudes is a passionate collaboration that began in when I made my first portfolio of climbing nudes centered in Joshua Tree National Park. I have published a StoneNudes Calendar for each of the last 20 years, the collection has grown to over original photographs featuring both Women and Men. Over the years I've made photographs in partnership with close to people, on location in several different States in the US, plus Argentina, Spain and Thailand. StoneNudes has always been a community-based creative project.
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.