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MEET THE MEMELORDS: The Story Behind ‘Boyfriends Of Instagram’

Welcome back to another segment of ‘Meet The Memelords‘ – our regular series where we get to know those who dedicated their time to making us lol online. Today we’re chatting to the folk behind Instagram and Facebook page ‘Boyfriends Of Instagram’.

In 2017, the raw selfie is so passé  – Instagram is ruled by carefully constructed, framed and filtered works of #art. With the pressure to groom our profiles into aesthetically pleasing trophies of our self-wankery – how are we supposed to frame that perfect angle?

One solution.
Significant others.

Fuck, sick Boomerang babe…

Posted by Boyfriends of Instagram on Monday, 13 February 2017

 

Facebook and Instagram page ‘Boyfriends of Instagram’ is a shrine to the blokes (and now girlfriends) behind the camera. It’s a place to celebrate the patience and selflessness of those that do what they’re told and help their partner get the perfect snap.

For they are the unsung heroes behind the likes.

In our quest for cutting-edge journalism that questions the very foundation of our society, we tracked down the admins behind the page to hear their story. Here’s what we found out:


How long have you been running Boyfriends Of Instagram and what was the reason you started the page?

I think we’ve now been up and running for just over a year. But we originally had the idea kicking around well before actually creating the page.

At the time, we thought we would be the only ones to find it funny. Then one weekend while having a few beers, we snapped one of our mates who was taking pictures of some girls and we decided to just bite the bullet and make the page.

That original photo is still the profile picture for the FB page haha.

Boyfriends of Instagram's profile picture and first post, published Jan 26, 2016.

Boyfriends of Instagram’s Facebook profile picture and first post, published Jan 26, 2016.

How many admins are there and where are you based?

Theres 2 of us and we are based in Sydney who are running both the Facebook page and Instagram page @boyfriends_of_insta.

The floor is 100 like's for ya boy… Me:

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Where do you get the inspiration behind each post? How often do you get fan submissions?

Oh man, we get soooo many submissions daily. I reckon it can very from anywhere between 10 – 40 submissions a day from all over the world.

It’s actually pretty crazy.

Inspiration usually comes in the form of staring at the photo for an extended period of time, trying to think of the wittiest caption to go with the photo!

Goes to Thailand once…#namaste

Posted by Boyfriends of Instagram on Monday, 20 March 2017

Any chance of a Girlfriends of Instagram page?

Haha well we have kinda fused the two together.  It started with just boyfriends but as the page grew, we started getting heaps of submissions with the roles reversed, sometimes those ones are even better hahaha.

Damn son, how u get so fly?!?

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You have cracked 45K fans –  did you ever think the page would come this far?

No way!

For so long it peaked at like 300 likes and we almost gave up on it. Then randomly, different radio stations around the world along with other Facebook pages started promoting and featuring us. We even got a shout out from Akon hahaha.

Its even crazier to think that our Instagram page now has 78k followers!

???? Safety first ????

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What is your favourite boyfriend of Instagram photo?

Haha – that’s a tough one.

Each picture has its own special thing that makes it hilarious.

If we really had to narrow it down, our top 3 would be:

We livin in the year 2017… this dude livin in the year 3017…

We livin in the year 2017… this dude livin in the year 3017…

Posted by Boyfriends of Instagram on Monday, 3 July 2017

…So, do you have any special talents?

…So, do you have any special talents?

Posted by Boyfriends of Instagram on Sunday, 12 March 2017

When ya mate tricks you into umbrella duty with the missus…

When ya mate tricks you into umbrella duty with the missus…

Posted by Boyfriends of Instagram on Monday, 20 February 2017

Any advice for the those who put themselves on the line for the perfect girlfriend pic?

Hahaha be careful.

Partners go to all sorts of lengths to get the perfect pic.

When ya boi swoops in for the assist on that gram ????????????????????????

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BONUS: For your own amusement here’s ten of Punkee’s favourite Boyfriends Of Instagram posts:

Not all hero's wear capes…

Posted by Boyfriends of Instagram on Monday, 2 January 2017

 

No, I swear i love him for his killer personality and amazing taste in fashion ????????????

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When you see it… 📸 – Logan Wylie

Posted by Boyfriends of Instagram on Thursday, 19 January 2017

"Sometimes in the waves of change, we find our true direction" – some mad cunt

Posted by Boyfriends of Instagram on Monday, 4 July 2016

Boyfriends of Instagram pro tip: cock the leg for a guaranteed 45 likes #boyfriendsofinstagram#powercouple

Posted by Boyfriends of Instagram on Monday, 18 April 2016

All photos sourced via Boyfriends of Instagram social media pages.