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Richard Lautens 2011

Richard Lautens - Staff Photohrapher

Rachel Heap-Lalonde looks on as Alice Heap sleeps and Dan Heap gets ready to get into bed. The sad housing situation of former Spadina MP Dan Heap and his wife, Alice who have no secure residence and are sick. They rely on family to camp out in their room at night to help them. October 12, 2011.

Glen and his wife Edith in their Aurora Condo.  The 66-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease had to become his wife’s caregiver after she was denied homecare. She has battled cancer and a broken back fairly recently and is now her husband's caregiver.  Glen and Edith Quait have seen both the best and the worst that Ontario’s home-care system has to offer. February 4, 2011. 

Vida Senkus pauses for a quiet moment as Al sleeps in bed. Senkus looks after her elderly parents who were denied home care and at the same time is caring for her husband Al (61) who has leukemia as well as a host of other medical problems.  Al gets some health care but not enough.  Vida is run off her feet and frustrated with the system.  She is seen in her home north of Barrie looking after her husband whom she cannot leave alone at home. January 14, 2011.

Mark Strong is an actor who played Sinestro in the Green Lantern Movie. June 13, 2011.

Wearing a mask, Eyal Geiger is the Engineering Manager at the Proto3000, a company based in Vaughan and markets a somewhat new and unique technology.  They market and use a 3d printer system to make 3d acrylic models on the spot.  November 14, 2011.

Prospect John Surla runs the  40 yard dash under the dome at Varsity Centre at the University of Toronto .Top-rated university football players perform for scouts at CFL evaluation camp. March 6, 2011.

In first half action, Toronto FC defender Doneil Henry gets high above the tackle of Los Angeles Galaxy forward Chad Barrett. April 13, 2011.

A fan and a Jays staffertry to protect themselves as a foul line drive from Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko rockets into the stands. May 26, 2011.

Sporting KC goalkeeper Eric Kronberg makes a save in extra time as Toronto FC forward Nick Soolsma and KC defender Michael Harrington look on. June 4, 2011.

Following a close play at the plate in the ninth inning, Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Jon Rauch explodes and goes after Home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez while being held back by J.P. Arencibia and manager John Farrell. July 2, 2011.

 In the seventh inning, Tampa Bay Rays center fielder B.J. Upton breaks his second bat of the night and is out on a pop fly to centre. August 28, 2011.

In overtime, Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer freezes the puck through a forest of legs, October 19, 2011.

Kaytee Baxter blows bubbles that her dog Ozric enjoys chasing. Hundreds came out to Queen's Park to rally on the one year anniversary of the G20 held in Toronto. June 25, 2011.

Photo illustration for the country in the city series.  It is a series of stories about activities typically done in the country but also in the city.  Horseback riding is one of those activities.  

The one piece jumper or romper is making a comeback and is the perfect item to keep cool in summer's heat.  Modeled by Faith on Sugar beach. July 22, 2011.

In orange jumpsuits 365 metres above the ground the first groups take to the top of the pod for Edge Walk. The experience is available for $175. July 27, 2011.

Firefighter Angelo Gambrelis gets a cool down after working a fire on Ossington. July 21, 2011.

A soldier fires his musket as the smoke and fire come out of the pan during Simcoe Day celebrations at Fort York. August 1, 2011.

Dale Rutledge of Rutledge Farms stands in one of his storage sheds beside thousands of pounds of yukon gold potatoes.The residents of Melanchton township, North of Orangeville, have had continued and sustained protests against a proposed megaquarry in their township. November 3, 2011.

 eTalk host Cheryl Hickey walks the red carpet into the CBC building. The Gemini Awards, for excellence in TV production,  were handed at the CBC headquarters in Toronto. September 7, 2011.

A woman looks on at Grace's reproduction wedding gown. "Grace" is a celebration of actress and princess Grace Kelly through her life and career that runs into January at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. November 1, 2011.

Liam in his hospital room at McMaster Children's Hospital. In 1987, Ross Gibson was diagnosed with cancer. He was 11. Twenty-three years later, his 18-month old son, Liam, was diagnosed with a very rare, very deadly form of the disease. The same doctors who treated Gibson are now treating his son. Liam goes to sleep clutching the same "lucky pillowcase" that Gibson used for comfort in 1987.   September 22, 2011.

A woman looks down at some of the tributes at Nathan Phillips Square for Jack Layton. Layton was on city council for several decades before moving to federal politics.  There were boxes of chalk left out for people to post messages on the ground and walls around the square. August 23, 2011.

Members of City Hall staff pay their respects. VIPs and the public alike came to City Hall for a public viewing of Jack Layton lying in State in the foyer of City Hall thursday morning. August 26, 2011.





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Beautiful and inspiring work.

Hello Richard: Imagination and great technique. Oh, how proud your dad would have been. Regards, PeteR

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