ICE RECON

Last week I headed to northern Minnesota’s Zippel Bay Resort to shoot pictures of the ice fishing sub-culture. I had no preconceptions of what, who, or where to photograph, so serendipity was in full play. Driving on frozen ice is something I have never done before, and it did not take me long to get used to it. So the minivan and I searched for subjects to photograph and I was rewarded straight away. After introducing myself to some “ice trolls” I found a group of folks that were on there annual fishing trip to Lake of the Woods. It’s something this group of gentlemen has been doing for 25 years. The only downfall was that my drinking abilities did not prepare me for the copious amount of beer that was downed. These folks invented drinking. Other than that, it was a amazing trip…enjoy!