Jill Pangallo, performance artist and cat lover, lives in Austin with her cat Vinny and a headful of witty characters.
Quickly after meeting “Jill” she and I began discussing a strategy to photograph several of her characters. She then left the room and came back as a different person. We discussed everything from that character’s voice, to her mannerisms and body language. Several character changes went on for a few hours and ended with a conversation with her last character, “Jill Pangallo,” and a brief synopsis of who all the characters were. After leaving Iʼm still not entirely sure who Jill Pangallo is. However, I do know that all her characters are a blend of wit, charm, beauty and intellectual questioning. – Everett Taasevigen
When Glasstire approached me about Glass Houses, I saw a unique opportunity to do something I hadn’t done before – invite my personas into my home. I was interested in seeing how they would inhabit the environment and I had defined ideas about which character should be photographed where. Certain rooms or backdrops seemed a natural fit for certain personalities. Everett, the photographer, was very flexible and accommodating about the whole thing, which was like a tornado of costumes, wigs and makeup. Photographer Anna Krachey assisted on the shoot. She and I have been working together for a long time and she’s always got my collective backs. – Jill Pangallo
Everett Taasevigen is a photographer living in Houston.