Synkroniciti is glad to welcome back photographer (and poet) Jeannie E. Roberts with an intriguing set of photos. “Parking Lot Post,” “Metal Supports,” and “Backyard Shards” reveal the beauty of broken things and invite the mind to probe for synchronicity. There are hidden dangers all around us–dirty broken glass, rusted metal, and exposed nails–and yet these damaged elements are not without attraction. As a child, I was drawn to collect and play with broken things, even if they weren’t particularly safe. Maybe you were, too? The colors and textures of these images are lively and playful and take me back to that childhood. “Metal Supports” is perhaps the most evocative of the three, showing a large, beautiful home framed by a damaged metal structure. Many families and homes lie in the shadow of gaping holes, wounds and loss.
View Jeannie’s fascinating photographs in our September 1st issue, “Broken,” available for purchase here: https://synkroniciti.com/the-magazine/purchase-individual-issues/.
Jeannie E. Roberts’s work appears in online journals, magazines, and print anthologies, including Anti-Heroin Chic, Blue Heron Review, Braided Way Magazine, Bramble, The Poeming Pigeon: A Journal of Art & Poetry, Portage Magazine, Quill & Parchment, Silver Birch Press, South Florida Poetry Journal, Synkroniciti Magazine, and elsewhere.
She’s an award-winning artist and has worked as a freelance fashion and professional portrait photographer. She’s also the author of several books and serves as a poetry editor for the online literary magazine Halfway Down the Stairs.