With so much going on in Halifax at all times, it’s important to keep your Instagram feed up to date with talented local photographers and bloggers. That way you can lie in bed and watch Netflix and IMAGINE you’re at different, cool, real life things. Which is the dream, right?
Here’s a list of 12 very different, very artistic local influencers who are capturing the essence of our city in some really creative ways.
Olivia Biermann // @livshealthylife
Biermann’s Instagram account and corresponding Youtube page center around vegan meal preparation and overall healthy living. She also has a super aesthetic vibe that makes her page a great addition to your feed.
Dave Culligan // @dave.culligan
One of the coolest filmmakers in Halifax at the moment, Culligan is broadcasting one new video on his Instagram account every day, each one capturing a different awesome aspect about living in Nova Scotia.
Alexa Cude // @seriouslyalexa
This Halifax based photographer has an incredibly well curated account with a really succinct flow to it, featuring some superbly composed images taken all over Nova Scotia. With over 25 thousand followers, Cude's artistic eye makes this account a necessary addition to your feed.
Alex Mbugua Thuku //@mbuguathuku
Thuku is a super talented local artists, who’s popular murals can be found all over the city. Right now the Humani-T café is showing a collection of Thuku's portaits – be sure to check them out, and follow his Instagram account to mix some vibrancy into your feed.
Theme: Visual Art
Kayla Short // @shortpresents
Short is Halifax’s go-to lifestyle influencer, with over 13 thousand followers and a super aspirational Instagram feed. Her website Short Presents is an awesome spot to learn about local beauty products and general lifestyle tips!
Theme: Healthy Living
Patricio Rojo // @patricio_rojo
This unreal Halifax photographer sets up some really remarkable photo shoots in local Nova Scotian landscapes using lights and models to bring his work past the point of nature photography into something really beautiful and creative.
Jack & Katie // @halifolks
Halifolks is the official Instagram account for the Halifolks Facebook page, which has been going viral for the past few years from some amazing interviews they’ve done with local Haligonians that have a story to tell. Inspired by Humans Of New York, this account is a must follow.
Duane Jones // @artpaysme
Halifax based designer Duane Jones creates some really nice gear under his label Art Pays Me, a lot of which can be found on his account. His mission? “TO design high quality clothing & products for the creative class” – be sure to check out his work!
Mat Barkley // @matjbarkley
In addition to working on some very cool film projects around the world, this NSCC grad curates a beautiful Instagram account you have to follow. Barkley’s pictures of his travels around the Maritimes and beyond are always of high quality and definitely worth a like.
Mo Handahu // @misslionhunter
This badass Halifax based content creator has a lively Instagram feed full of amazing local food, art and style pics. Follow Handahu as she travels the city, and be sure to check out her style blog!
Bernie // @ChillinWithBernie
Another epic local photographer creating some dope content, Bernie’s account is full of really stylized urban shots that do a great job of promoting local creators and influencers. Give him a follow and see your city from a whole new perspective.
Edni // @edni.p
Edni’s Instagram page is my go to spot for impeccable local drone footage and epic Nova Scotian landscape shoots. His work has been featured across tons of Halifax Instagram accounts, including Visit Nova Scotia and Discover Halifax, so be sure to check out his account!