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This week on Instagram

As we head into the summer, I am re-evaluating this weekly post. I started it to share profiles I enjoy following, and accounts featured have ranged from mancandy modelicious accounts to spectacular travel photographers, to culinary instagrmmers and artist who have caught my eye.

Do you enjoy this weekly post. I’m contemplating replacing “This week on Instagram” in the fall with something new. If you’re curious to see Instagram profiles that have been featured, click here.

This week on Instagram: benpalacios_

Meet Ben Palacios, actor, model, and pocaster (among other things). I thought I’d feature Ben’s account because I find him very attractive and enjoy following him on Instagram. Late last year Amazon Prime carried a short movie he was in called Surfer’s Paradise which I keep meaning to watch.

In addition to having a lot of professionally taken photos of Ben, he also heavily promotes his podcast, Ask Your Gay Uncle, which also includes his gay uncle, Tom Truss. The podcast also looks interesting and I might just end up downloading it to hear what Ben and Tom have to say.

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

This week on Instagram: robzoppo

I’m back again with another Instagram account that is designed to distract, but is relatively unknown with barely 6,000 followers. Rob Zoppo is a former team USA lacrosse captain turned actor, model, strength and performance trainer who is based out of Los Angeles. I don’t know much else about this man and was first made aware of him after a reader of this blog suggested he would make for an ideal Furry Friday (thank you John F!) I posted Rob as a Furry Friday last month, here.

For some reason I can’t make WordPress embed a photo directly from his IG account so you can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here.

Check out previously featured IG accounts here.

This week on Instagram: toddsanfield

Todd Sanfield is a Detroit native and pharmacist turned model and clothing designer with a killer physique. His Instagram account has 280,000+ followers. I initially became aware of Todd Sanfield via Twitter years ago and featured him as a Temptation Tuesday in 2014. Ove the years, he’s worked many photographers but it was his collaboration with Kevin McDermott and the book they published together, Virgin Island (click the link to see the 1-minute teaser), that really put Sanfield on the map.

As you might expect from someone who looks like Sanfield, his IG account is filled with shirtless photos of him modeling bathing suits and underwear from his clothing line. Depending on your personality this will seem like soft porn or trigger an eating disorder. Either way, following Sanfield on Instagram will trigger a reaction. The guy knows how to take a photo.

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

This week on Instagram: herschvisuals

You may not know Pamela, a Boston-based artist originally from mexico but you’ve probably heard of some of her work. She is the creative force behind some recent public art displays in the city like the lighting of the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade and “FLOAT”, another projection mapping art display at Bulfinch Crossing that has been up since late last year and wraps up in the spring (more about that, here).

Pamela’s Instagram account only has 60+ posts but hopefully she’ll continue to post more of her work here to share with people. You can also learn more about the work Pamela has done and about the artist by visiting her website, pamelahersch.com.

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

This week on Instagram: ibsonlyra

I’d like to introduct you to Dr. Ibson Lyra who practices medicine in Brazil. The handsome doctor is very proud of the work he does and has many photos like this of him at work or still in his scrubs. He posts fairly regularly and aside from his distracting at-work posts, he includes photos of him hanging out and working out in Rio de Janiero as well as some pretty beautiful photos from up north when he is in Natal.

I wish I knew more but with more than 130k followers, perhaps you might already follow him and be able to share what you know about this handsome doctor in the comments section.

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

This week on Instagram: heybeefcake

If you follow this weekly post, you know that I enjoy following and featuring artists who use Instagram to share their work. @heybeefcake is another account that I always enjoy seeing in my feed. His cartoonish characters are well drawn, often funny and sometimes naughty. If you like his artwork on his Instagram account you can most likely purchase it on etsy at etsy.com/shop/HeyBeefcake.

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

This week on Instagram: ema210m

Emanuele Mariotti is a photographer and model who lives in Rome. I had featured him in this January Furry Friday post, and based on the comments and email I received I thought it worth sharing his Instagram.

The photos I’ve shared are fairly typical of the images he posts on his account but you’ll also see a number of photos of Emanuele with Francesco Rellini who I believe is his partner / boyfriend / significant other but I am not 100% certain since I cannot read Italian. There are also many photos of Rome in the background of his photographs, which only make me want to hop on a plane and visit Italy.

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

This week on Instagram: lucasmurnaghan

I first featured Lucas Murnaghan’s Instagram account, a talented underwater photographer from Canada back in 2017, here. His images of men underwater have an ethereal beauty and quality so I was saddened to learn that this celebrated underwater photographer and orthopedic surgeon, passed away from cancer in his Toronto home last week, on March 21, 2021. He was 45.

In addition to checking out Lucas’ Instagram account visit Brian Ferrari’s Blog, which I feature in my blogroll. Ferrari’s blog includes many of Lucas memorable photos as well as his TEDx talk at Langford, In and Out of Breath. For more images and information regarding his book Beneath The Surface, please visit www.lucasmurnaghan.com/

Brian’s artistic eye will be missed by many (including me) and I want to use this post to express my deepest sympathies to Lucas’ partner, Antonio Lennart, his family and circle of friends.

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

This week on Instagram: artedgar

Edgar Murillo is the artist who is known on Instagram as artedgar. According to his profile he is a deaf illustrator of homoerotic art who is from Barcelona Spain. His account is definitely racy and certainly gets your attention when you are scrolling through Instagram. He is clearly passionate about his art and most of his drawings evoke an emotion or reaction of some kind. His drawings include all body types and races which is nice and not something I see from a lot of artists who tend to draw similar looking and body types.

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

This week on Instagram: jirglross

I thought quite a bit about featuring Ross’ Instagram account because he’s been inactive lately, but in the end I thought I’d share it because I never get tired at seeing photos of him and because past posts as a Furry Friday, Temptation Tuesday and even on Instagram a couple of years ago have consistently been well received.

Ross Jirgl is originally from Wisconsin. I believe he played football in college and was a college football coach for several years but now he is a performance coach. His exceptional looks also opened doors to modeling and acting and you’ll see plenty of examples of the former in his Instagram account.

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

This week on Instagram: albron111

This week I am featuring the Instagram account of the French artist Alex Bronnings (a.k.a. ALBRON). With more than 80,000 followers on Instagram, you may already follow this this talented artist who likes to draw 3-dimensional playful, characters. The website bunk had a great interview with the Alex Bronnings last spring which you can watch here to see Alex in person and hear how his drawings have evolved over time.

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

This week on Instagram: sape91

So I have to thank blogger Kenneth in the 212 who first made me aware of this Italian ballet dancer who lives in Brooklyn, when he shared this New York Post story back in late January. Apparently, Saverio Pescucci caught the attention of a Facebook group when he was looking for a roommate earlier this year. In the article he is quoted as saying, “I saw a lot of people … posting pictures of themselves, like selfies and casual photos, to show that they’re not sociopaths or what kind of lifestyle they have,” Pescucci, 29, told The Post. “I did the same [but] I was not imagining that it would turn into an episode of ‘The Bachelor.’ “

The story has a happy ending. Apparently, Pescucci eventually found a place in Williamsburg but not from his viral post which garnered 600 likes and more than 400 comments! If you’d like to follow this handsome dancer, check out his Instagram account. He is fairly active posting selfies and poses of him dancing like the one I shared below.

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

This week on Instagram: queerbible

If you like the vintage gay posts I publish each Thursday then you will really enjoy the Instagram account, queerbible. The account regularly posts a combination of photos from the past, artist renderings, queer icons (gay and straight) as well as current photos. 

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

This week on Instagram: matt_kennedy1

I have to thank Joe who is the man behind the popular The Closet Professor blog. Last December he shared a Tik Tok video of Matt Kennedy that I used for my weekly Men in Kilts post. This Scottish actor has undeniable boyish good looks and an endearing personality which comes through in his playful posts on his Instagram and Tik Tok clips. 

You’ll find his IG account is filled with photos of Matt out on the town and enjoying time with friends. If you scroll far enough through his profile you’ll also see some of the cities he visited when he was on tour with Mama Maria the musical. 

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.