Tuesday, September 27, 2011

StoneNudes with Dean Fidelman

Dean, "Bullwinkle" Fidelman has been a fixture in the Yosemite climbing scene for nearly forty years.  Through his black and white photographs he has documented several generations of Yosemite Climbers.  From the StoneMasters to the RockMonkeys Dean has been there to photograph Yosemite history being made.  In 1999 Dean began work on his "StoneNudes" project, one of the most unique Art projects the Climbing Community has ever scene.  Since then Dean has traveled around the country and the world photographing real rock climbers (both male and female) bouldering naked.  Dean believes that both the rock and the human body are sculptures, and that we look both beautiful and natural climbing.
Pleas visit The Stone Nudes Website to learn more. 


  1. Awesome. I remember meeting Dean at the Phoenix Bouldering Contest, must have been around '01 or something. He was lounging in the dirt with a beer, surrounded by beautiful women. I was in awe. Great to see that his work continues and has gotten even better over time.

  2. I remember a photo torn out of a magazine of a naked climber hanging on my brother's fridge over 15 years ago... it mustve been an original Bullwinkle!