Photographer Captures Quirky Ice Huts Across Canada

In an icy desert where temperatures could dip as low as -40°, some fishermen brave the bitter cold to go ice fishing and Richard Johnson captures the rudimentary shelter that keeps them from freezing to death. The Toronto-based architectural photographer has been traveling across the coldest regions of Canada since 2007 for his ongoing series Ice Huts and finds that there are similarities and differences among the tiny shacks from one province to another. Other than having to Photoshop the yellow stains around the shacks from fishermen relieving themselves, the creatively built huts against their desolate, bleak backgrounds are authentic. It’s fascinating how people still manage to get their creative juices flowing even in the brutal cold when it came to designing their ice huts.

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