What can images do? Utterance is an on-going series that looks into the performative gestures that make a photograph both an event and a tool of reality. Grounded in speech act theory, I directed a couple of friends to verbalize vowel sounds, A, E, I, O, U. The result was a visual vernicular that grapples with the almost universal qualities of language—the syllabic action announciated by the subject compels the viewer to read and re-perform what they see. Therefore, the photograph speaks, it utters, it does something, which is to say A, E, I, O, U.