Dean Fidelman has been climbing and photographing climbers for more than forty years. When he was sixteen years old, he befriended legendary Yosemite climbers John Bachar and John Long, and his photographic documentation of Yosemite's legendary "Stone Masters" began. In 2009 Fidelman teamed up with John Long and coauthored The Stone Masters about Yosemite in the 1950s, and The Valley Climbers. His project Stone Nudes began in 1999, with twenty calendars and a self-published book released in 2010.
"Right now, of course, we miss the rocks and our sport more than ever, because of the coronavirus and ensuing stay-at-home orders and closures of public lands. What better way, then, to pass the time and reconnect with these places that mean so much to us than with Fidelman's excellent new book? A lot of heart, craft, and mastery went into composing these images-flip through Stone Nudes: Climbing Bare and you'll see." -CLIMBING MAGAZINE