"Fifteen Preludes to Lyonia" was created at the Lyonia Preserve in Deltona, Florida. It is a prelude to a larger body of work titled "Lyonia - A Florida Upland" which will be presented at the Southeast Museum of Photography beginning October 25, 2013.
The Lyonia Preserve is a 360-acre joint project of Volusia County's Land Acquisition and Management Division and the Volusia County School Board to restore and maintain a scrub habitat. Since 1994, restoration efforts have been made to remove overgrown sand pines and open up the understory, creating bare sand areas with low-growing vegetation preferred by scrub species.
"Nine Portfolios: 1985 - 2008" is my first published book. It contains 105 photographs from my first nine portfolios along with background information and my thoughts about each portfolio.
Every photograph and print by the photographer Lee Dunkel is a performance—as classic as a Renoir, as edgy and smart as Brubeck's 'Take Five'—and faithful to the nature of the artist."— Stephen Crowley, Staff photographer, The New York Times