Instagram Account Catalogues Sculptural Cheetos

"Crucifix."
Photo: @CheeseCurlsofInstagram.

If Robert Mapplethorpe had ever developed an addiction to Cheetos, the beloved puffy, cheesy, radioactive orange snack “food,” he might have turned his lens on the stubby, bulbous, crinkly crackers and produced images similar to those found on @CheeseCurlsofInstagram, a foodie photographer’s obsessive catalogue of Cheetos that look like things.

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“After a Sermon, Pope Frances, Wearing a Miter, Prepares to Get in the Pope Mobile, but not Before Taking a Quick Selfie Using the Forward-Facing Camera on his iPhone 5s.”
Photo: @CheeseCurlsofInstagram.

Many of the suggestive snacks have an art historical look. There are Cheetos fragments resembling a crucifix, a seahorse, and a classical portrait bust. Others are markedly more interpretive, like one said to represent Pope Francis taking a selfie—and titled After a Sermon, Pope Frances, Wearing a Miter, Prepares to Get in the Pope Mobile, but not Before Taking a Quick Selfie Using the Forward-Facing Camera on his iPhone 5s.

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“The Uncurled Prehensile Tail of this West Australian Seahorse is a Sign of Confidence in his Swimming Ability.”
Photo: @CheeseCurlsofInstagram.


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