JUICEBOXdotcom gives a lot of love to Toronto but the North End of Halifax is a creative mecca that packs the energy of a place like Montreal into a few city blocks. It is better than Greenwich Village in its heyday [Ed’s note: If New York was full of middle-class hippies from Ontario] and home to one of the coolest collections of people in Canada. These are some of the artists, musicians and all around awesome individuals that call this place home.
All photos by Courtney Kelsey.
Matthew Carswell is an installation artist and filmmaker. At the time of this photograph, Matt boasted the single-most impressive beard in the north end. Sadly, his girthy ginger beard was not white enough for his new job as a shopping mall Santa Claus. He keeps its remains hidden in a safety deposit box and is selling locks of hair on Ebay China.
You wish you were dating Kate McGuire. She is an interdisciplinary artist with a knack for anything to do with textiles. She would love to cozy-on-up to you with a bowl of popcorn and a movie, but she is taken. So step off fellas.
Travis Driscoll is a drawer, painter and professional tattoo artist. He swears by Rock Star energy drinks and curses those “pussy little redbull cans.” Travis is a romantic. He relaxes to the crushing tunes of Job for a Cowboy while smelling flowers in his bathroom. His shit does not stink.