Photograph & Acid Free Matting
8 x 10 in
Isolation in Community - - - - Canadian Ice Fishing Huts In the winter of 2022, as a creative, emotional and physical outlet, I began taking my beagle for walks on my local frozen lake - Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. Growing up near the lake, I have long been fascinated with the way the colourful ice huts dot the all-white winter landscape. In the past, I have photographed them from a distance, with the specks of colour contrasting against the all white lake and winter skies. With the pandemic, these ice huts brought a new context to the idea of isolation. A ubiquitous word we heard throughout the pandemic. These ice huts are a chosen form of isolation and escape from a busy world. What was interesting to me, is that these ice huts were often grouped in communities. A symbolism of how much community matters. Even on a barren, frozen landscape, community gathers. All photographs were taken on a DSLR and were not 'photoshopped'. The huts are as I found them. Another enjoyment of mine - seeing how much winter skies differ from the rest of the year.