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: "I was born to _____________."
Shae Williams, 23, Singer & Songwriter
John Dugan, 22, Pizza Hustler
Sic, 20, Rapper
Haley Burgess, 21, Management and Fashion Merchandising Student
Naissere, 4 Months, Baby with his mother Tiana Young, 17, Student
Phanatic wheatpaste, 34, Phillies Mascot
Martin, 27, Carpenter
Raina Beresniewicc, 25, Pastry Chef
Krystal Lenar, 30, Dog Groomer
Zach Rawe, 24, Graduate Student of Scuplture
Adrian Velez, 31, Insurance Agent