Hard Water

This body of work is an extension of the Water and Landscape series, with a specific look at the short lived Ice Fishing season as experienced in Maine and other cold weather climates. Historically, ice “shacks” were simple and utilitarian structures, often built out of scrap materials. Many still are, keeping the ice anglers out of the wind, and in shacks that are often heated. Though there are some commercially built models available, no two shacks are identical; they take on the personalities of their owners, displaying signage, specific decoration and other adornments. Once positioned, ice anglers will then auger (drill) holes in the ice large enough to fish through. These photographs consider the ice shacks themselves, the landscapes they briefly inhabit, and the water itself.