Behind the Counter: A Photo Essay

Patterns are all around us. Repeating mailboxes, old rugged brick walls, pairs of shoes on people waiting in line for lunch. Patterns of “ordinary” things often get passed over, because they’re an all too familiar sight. But what happens when we search out beauty in ordinary patterns?

Kate’s passion for patterns led her to notice one forming in downtown Colorado Springs. Often when you walk into a shop, one of the first things you see is a counter. Counters are usually a flat plane separating the business from its patrons, but it’s what’s behind them that is interesting. The people and things behind the counter can give you an interesting glimpse into a different world, and the pattern that it forms is beautiful—if you take time to see it.

Photos by Kate Doerksen, Owner of Kate Creative Photography & Design