Lauri Gwilt

Fresh Eyes

Fresh Eyes

by Lauri Gwilt
September 14, 2017

We were six or seven years old at the time, he and I. Although we were cousins, the distance between Brazil and Canada meant we hardly knew each other, but of course that rarely matters to kids. Friendship takes mere minutes. It was winter... Read more

What's Here to Celebrate?

What's Here to Celebrate?

by Lauri Gwilt
August 17, 2017

“Come on Dewitt, what’s here to celebrate?” It’s a simple question Dewitt asks in his film, Celebrate What’s Right with the World. When I began asking the question for mys... Read more

Gloriously Transported

Gloriously Transported

by Lauri Gwilt
July 15, 2017

Ever so slowly she entered the room with the aid of a walker, wearing a vibrant red and white muumuu, complete with a kitschy straw hat and festive yellow lei.... Read more

To Love Humanity Again

To Love Humanity Again

by Lauri Gwilt
June 15, 2017

The day 81-year-old Romek (Robbie) Waisman boarded the plane and occupied the seat next to me is a day I will remember forever. He had a kind face and a gentle way about him that instantly put me at ease. As we settled in for the long flight I noticed his b... Read more

Of Life and Lens

Of Life and Lens

by Lauri Gwilt
April 28, 2017

He’s 98½ years old, and just walked in the door for lunch after mowing his neighbour’s lawn. His neighbour is 75. A moment later his 90-year-old bride of 68 years opens the oven door, releasing the soul-filling aroma of freshly baked buns... Read more

Life's Twists and Turns

Life's Twists and Turns

by Lauri Gwilt
March 26, 2017

  The last time I saw him we were just eighteen years old. It was graduation day, and I remember our conversation like it was yesterday. We didn’t tend to run in the same crowd, but on this celebratory day he and I found ourselves s... Read more

In All Seriousness

In All Seriousness

by Lauri Gwilt
February 26, 2017

Oh... those delicious moments of uninhibited silliness and play. Ridiculous expressions, goofy voices. The throw your head back, deep belly laugh, dance like no one’s watching kind of moments when we’re... Read more

On My Knees in Fascination

On My Knees in Fascination

by Lauri Gwilt
December 31, 2016

The wakeup call. Until it makes its dramatic entrance, our days, months, and even years rhythmically chug along on auto-pilot, each one closely resembling the one before. And then we get the news.... Read more

It's a Cull-ossal Truth!

It's a Cull-ossal Truth!

by Lauri Gwilt
November 4, 2016

If a cartoon illustrator attempted to capture my life as it has looked over the last year, they’d sketch my rump sticking up in the air with my head buried deep in closets, drawers, and cupboards. The next panel you’d see gadgets and gizmos and... Read more

The Story You Dearly Want to Write

The Story You Dearly Want to Write

by Lauri Gwilt
September 13, 2016

Photographers are storytellers. Whether we’ve been hired to tell someone else’s story, or we capture images that tell our own, our stories are being told through the lens at a rate that no other generation has experienced to date; smartph... Read more