“Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom. How do they learn it? They fall, and falling, they’re given wings. ”— Rumi 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 here.
Some moments are worth remembering again and again.
The restorative memories of touch.
"I'm going to miss this show." This student used to come to the UIC African American Art Gallery to do her home work and study along with other students: making art, practicing yoga, and on Finals week, even eating breakfast there! It occurred to me that I had made an art show that successfully… Continue reading Sane Spaces
Take time to hear someone's voice from the inside. Match your calm breathing with the breathing of your partner, and 'share a breath' in and out for a time of silence. Not only does this calm emotions, this action serves to 'sync' one's heart with the other, to humanize a connection, and energize the space… Continue reading Share a Breath
Making a portrait you have never seen before.
Funny how some normal-looking photographs offer the potential of being something more. My daughter sent me a long-distance snapshot of my grand-son playing with his dad. I can't get enough pictures of my little guy, exploring his new world with a toddler's beautiful curiosity. Something about this image attracted me. I take another look… Continue reading Finding A Something More
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. Even a clove of garlic. 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 here.
I was pleased to be able to see a micro-view of the mission of the Inspiration Corporation in effect during their annual benefit, called One Inspired Evening. They are well known for their stellar work with local homeless populations, and their benefit art auction is the best local art social of the year! Enjoy the… Continue reading One Inspired Evening – One Moment in Time
Poem by Tony Hoagland There are people who do not see a broken playground swingas a symbol of ruined childhood and there are people who don't interpret the behaviorof a fly in a motel room as a mocking representation of their thought process. There are people who don't walk past an empty swimming pooland think… Continue reading I Have News For You