L'Art: Ice Hut Photography

#L'ART, #TRAVELHanna Lieberman

As a beach brand, we usually find our attention geared toward warm-weather phenomena (beach days, palm trees, and the like). But, when we came upon photographer Richard Johnson’s ice huts series, we felt instantly inspired. The huts are bright and eclectic – each a unique representation of its owner.

Over the course of eight years, Johnson has created an extensive archive of these tiny huts stationed across Canada. Mainly constructed from sheet metal and plywood, the huts are meant to provide only the bare necessities for ice fishermen. Still, with form directly meeting function, their no-frills aesthetic is a true visual treat. Enjoy:


The red reflectors on this Saskatchewan hut are meant to protect the lake from post-dusk snowmobilers.

This hut in Alberta can house six people.

A Saskatchewan hut and its fisherman's power tool.

In Ontario, this hut has served its purpose and is ready to be pulled away on a sled.

A cherry red hut in Manitoba, made entirely of plywood.

In New Brunswick, this camouflaged hut has endured some heavy snowstorms.

These huts are only the tip of the iceberg (we had to). For more, visit Ice Huts by Richard Johnson.

Story from The Modern Farmer.