Two Views: Photographs by John Tellaisha and Tim Lachina at Bonfoey

The Bonfoey Gallery presents Two Views, an exhibit of photographs by Cleveland artists, John Tellaisha and Tim Lachina, in our street level gallery from February 28 to March 30, 2014.

Each photographer has a story, They have chosen to give us two different, yet startlingly beautiful depictions of a city born in the fires of a forge. Their viewfinders have captured the overlooked beauty of this city through detailed vignettes and expansive vistas. It is in the craggy features, industrial infrastructure and abandoned buildings that they both find their muse.

John Tellaisha earned his undergraduate degree in architecture from Kent State University. He later attended Cleveland State University where he received his M.B.A. He continues a successful career in architecture that allows him to pursue his passion of photography. His love of photography was instilled in him at a young age by his father, a musician, teacher and hobbyist photographer. He grew up in a home that was filled with the work of Edward Weston, Ansel Adams and Minor White.

Tellaisha’s photographs compress the three dimensionality of his architectural eye into the two dimensional structure of a photograph. They define a moment and place. They capture that meeting of time, place and emotion, allowing him to share what he saw and felt. John’s works are included in the collections of Jones Day, Baker Hostetler, TransDigm Group and Tucker Ellis.

Two Tanks, Study, by Tim Lachina

Two Tanks, Study, by Tim Lachina

Tim Lachina is a graphic designer and photographer with more than thirty years’ experience in the visual arts. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design. He has worked as a graphic designer and art director for over thirty years. Lachina has been able to pursue his love of photography withinfor the last ten years. During that time he has created a body of work with a theme of “structures in silence.” Industrial landscapes, the desert, waterways or scenes of abandoned America become looming elements that, when confronted, show their beauty.

Lachina’s book, Abandoned America, a collection of discarded items of the desert southwest, was included in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s DIY: Photographers & Books exhibition in 2012. In 2011, Muse magazine published an issue solely featuring his photographs to complement poems, prose and other literary works.

For more information about Two Views, or other upcoming exhibitions, please contact The Bonfoey Gallery, 216.621.0178, or visit the company web site at .

Bonfoey Gallery

1710 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44114


Two Views: Photographs by John Tellaisha and Tim Lachina

February 28 – March 30, 2013

Opening reception 5 – 8 pm Friday, February 28  

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