For the past eight years, architectural interiors photographer Richard Johnson has been documenting Canadian fishing huts aka Ice Huts. TheseÂ built-for-purpose structures enable fishermen to ply their trade whilst providing practical shelter in the ice cold winds.
In a recent interview with the The New York Times, Richard stated his attraction to the simplicity of the structures: â€śIt is architecture at its most primitive levelâ€¦ itâ€™s shelter. Itâ€™s portable. Itâ€™s made by the owners of the hut. Itâ€™s not pretentious. It is a solution. Every single person needs heat.â€ť
Since the start of the project Richard has photographed over 650 Ice Huts, creating both his own typological survey of the buildings and a fascinating exploration into this dedicated Canadian culture.