Keep it Fuzzy

A valuable skill in our sensitive, seeing world

is relaxing the eyes’ focus (letting the eyes ‘go fuzzy’)

when waiting or resting.

It rests more than your eye muscles:

it also gives the ever-spinning wheels of mind a rest, too,

and lets your intuition come through

to show you how to see something new.


Dorothy Perry is a Chicago portrait photographer specializing in custom family portraits, modern headshots, & personal branding for women and executives.

 Contact her studio for commissioned work.

On the Easel

Today on The Easel, I have a contemplative photograph with subtle and elemental symbols that show something different each time you look at it. This ballet of shape and pattern occurred during a moment teaching photography on a snowy day on the far side of Chicago:

a reason you always carry some form of camera, and take time to watch what is above you as well.

Bird on A Roof is 20″ x 30″, and made from fine watercolor paper with a deckle (torn) edge. Choose my neutral frame here, a different size, or an unframed version.

If you are interested in purchasing my art images for yourself or others, contact me for details. I love to see my photos in other people’s homes.


Dorothy Perry is a Chicago portrait photographer specializing in custom family portraits, modern headshots, & personal branding for women and executives.

 Contact her for commissioned work here. Thank you.

Eye Contact

Some kids will be in need of others adult help to manage their lives

all their lives. Some will need to have coaches, practicing, extra encouragement to try something in unfamiliar situations, using social skills that others take for granted.

Love makes everything grow!

And in my life, it was 100% worth it. Seeing my guy Artist with his graduating class is abundance in presence, representing years of adapting to continual change and independence in my life and his with optimism, patience, and gratitude.

I speak for all good things for the tremendous special ed teachers like Ms PW at crucial times in his education! The value that caring teachers, therapists, and assistants bring to parents is incalculable when they cheer little successes as steps towards independence.

Every day he goes to work as an IT assistant with a financial firm, I say Thank You that our efforts helped create a young man who can hold down a steady job in this type of position.

Dorothy Perry is a Chicago portrait photographer specializing in custom family portraits, modern headshots, & personal branding for women and executives.

Contact Dorothy at Perry Portrait Art here.