Thursday, January 7, 2010

Photographing ZIngerman's Deli

One of my favorite buildings to photograph in Ann Arbor has always been Zingerman's Deli on Detroit Street in the Kerrytown area. It is an odd shaped building with a lot of character, made special by the famous deli it houses.  I especially love the way it looks at night, when the neon signs in the window, the lit up deli cases and the interior lights cast a warm glow that invites you inside.

We were getting hit by a snow storm and traffic was horrendous in downtown Ann Arbor after I got off of work tonight. As I inched along in traffic on the slushy streets at dusk, it occurred to me that it would be a good night to photograph Zingerman's with the fresh falling snow. Plus it would help me destress a little. It is that constant nagging thing about trying to be a good photographer - you can't just think about it, you have to do it. So I cut over and backtracked a couple of blocks to Detroit Street and waded out into the snow. I was glad I did.

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