Dan Voellinger


January's Featured Artist  

Exhibit and artist talk opens Friday, January 3rd, 2020

at the First Friday Art Walk, 6 p.m.

Exhibition runs through January 31st, 2020

On site with the photographer, Dan Voellinger.

Dan Voellinger Photography

Dan Voellinger Photography

Butterfield Garage’s Featured Artist for January is Photographer Dan Voellinger. An Artist Talk will take place on First Friday January 3, at 6pm. 


Dan Voellinger is well known in St. Augustine as the photographer who finds unexpected local scenes, both in black and white and color. His photographs exude a stillness and beauty that stops viewers in their tracks. The thoughtfulness behind each shot has a lifetime of experience behind it. Dan was born into a world of photography. Many of his relatives worked for Eastman Kodak or Xerox, and photography was a popular discussion topic and activity growing up. He learned and experimented with cameras and photography at a young age, and even made his own pinhole camera, which used Polaroid film. Hand-me-down cameras were in abundance, as relatives traded up.

The experience of using film cameras through his early years has given him a greater understanding about planning and composing a shot. Dan has developed an eye for recognizing and composing the “money” shot before he even lifts the camera. His 

experienced eye and questioning mind observe  the world as he moves through it, looking for the unique perspective of an iconic scene.  At that point, Dan picks up his camera, and with technical acumen, takes the photograph.

He has been working for the Navy for over thirty years and had the opportunity to travel the world, with his camera always in hand. Japan had been his base for most of the thirty years. With the move to Florida  six years ago he’s had the opportunity to meet and continue to learn from many experienced photographers. He loves to learn new ways to produce images that people will treasure.


Additionally Dan is a very active supporter and volunteer with the St Augustine Camera Club and St Augustine Art Association. He is a member of Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, where his work can be viewed daily at 137 King Street, St Augustine, Florida.


The Butterfield Garage Art Gallery is a leader in the presentation of traditional and contemporary visual arts and fine crafts.
As an artist-run gallery, we encourage the experience of direct accessibility and dialogue between artists, patrons and our 
community within Northeast Florida.
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On site with the photographer Dan Voellinger