Laura introduced me to Richard Johnson's ice hut project a few months ago. For six years, as part of an ongoing project, Johnson has been photographing ice-fishing huts and ice villages across Canada.
It's intriguing to see regional and provincial architectural styles emerge across these shelters, degrees of pragmatism and whimsy in these temporary and portable lodgings.
As well as individual huts, Johnson has photographed ice villages in northern Quebec and Manitoba. These seasonal communities often include hockey rinks, restaurants and even hydro to power the villages.
All photographs by Richard Johnson. To purchase limited editions or his book, please visit his site.
P.S. Remember these pictures of Greenland?
And Shepherd's huts?