I wanted to reconcile the standard advice to use a long focal length lens to get a blurry portrait background, with the fact that standing back from the subject increases the depth of field as it's a percentage of the subject to camera distance.
Everything is done on a tripod and with fairly high ISO to keep the shutter speed high. The wall is underexposed, hence the noise.
The experiment shows what's really going on with blurry backgrounds. Standing back and using a longer focal length at the same aperture does not change the depth of field, it just magnifies the blurry background with respect to the size of the subject, so the blur "appears" fuzzier.