Tell It Like It Is is a new weekly photo feature from Hillary Petrozziello that challenges the limiting, one-dimensional aesthetic of portraiture by engaging the viewer with visual linguistics. Each week we will talk to strangers throughout the pretty city and photograph their dry-erase responses to a new prompt. These phrases will range in subject matter from silly to serious, but all will attempt to tickle the brains of the meandering youth for your viewing pleasure. Are you inquisitive? Feel free to get involved with the project by commenting suggestions for next week’s prompt. Go ‘head, tell it like it is.
This week we asked our subjects to finish this prompt: "My mama told me_____________."
Shehara Snow, 28, Cashier and Math Tutor
Sophi Reaptress, 27, Designer
Tank, 1, Professional Snuggler
Stephen Guckin, 24, Writer and Crepe Maker
Ava Diane Carter, 54, Public Health Employee and Leslie Nevon Holden, 25, Actress
Deborah Artaza, 25, Designer
Michelle Kleinman, 28, Real Estate Agent (bra)
Jamica Hadiya, 28, Pastry Chef
Madeline Schaefer, 24, Poet
DåQuan Sargeant, 17, Dancer