My name is Dorothy Perry, and I’m a Chicago-based photographer of real people, good-energy events and experiences of life for those who want to relax and enjoy it, too.

The side of 2600 West North Avenue displays my work in the window, with fabulous gold lettering by Sean Michael Felix of Illumination Art and Design.

Though my wheelhouse is my own photography,

I also fix treasured old candid photos to enjoy on your family wall.

Just complete the Contact Form to envision images of the real life you will enjoy for years to come. I sincerely look forward to working with you.

All the best,

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This jaunty derby was an essential part of this young man’s daily wear for school for a time. We artistic types recognize what courage it takes and what it costs to be so different in this world. This tiny picture fragment from long ago becomes a testament to childhood’s enduring, beautiful spirit.

This is Why

To witness the moment in photographs. To record the beautiful grace of infancy. To remember the elders, travelling to see their new young one. To document time, place, and reality for the future. To make good energy visible for the home. To celebrate the two, becoming three. To honor the spirit of family. This is… Continue reading This is Why

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