I Am JMARiiE Modelogue 2013 Issue


One of the highest compliments a published photographer can receive is the cover of the magazine they are working with. A photographer cannot accomplish this all on his or her own. Check out the photography stylings of Smudged Prntz Photography in the spread entitled “Jeweled Souls” featured in the I Am JMariie Modelogue 2013 issue. The team must collectively have that “Ah” factor. Fortunately, that is what always happens with the I Am JMariie team.

“Synergy is the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different from or greater than the sum of their individual effects. The people, the tools, and the art produced a creation much bigger than what we could have done individually.”

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The crew consisted of four amazing makeup artists and four equally amazing hair stylists. We must not forget the team employed by I AM JMariie who were on set and the fantastic models hand selected by the magazine staff.

The spread is called “Jeweled Souls” but…what is a soul really anyway?

Plato considered the psyche to be the essence of a person, being that which decides how we behave. He considered this essence to be an incorporeal, eternal occupant of our being. Socrates says that even after death, the soul exists and is able to think. He believed that as bodies die, the soul is continually reborn in subsequent bodies and Plato believed this as well, however he thought that only one part of the soul was immortal (logos). The Platonic soul comprises three parts:

  1. the logos, or logistikon (mind, nous, or reason)
  2. the thymos, or thumetikon (emotion, or spiritedness, or masculine)
  3. the eros, or epithumetikon (appetitive, or desire, or feminine)

The parts are located in different regions of the body:

  1. logos– located in the head. This part of the soul has to do with reason. It regulates the other part.
  2. thymos– located near the chest region. This part of the soul has to do with anger.
  3. eros– located in the stomach. This part of the soul has to do with ones desires.

Each of these has a function in a balanced, level and peaceful soul. However, logos (reason) governs the others in order for the psyche or soul to function optimally.

Plato also compares the three parts of the soul or psyche to the caste system of a society. The three part soul is essentially the same thing as the class system in a state because, in order to function well, each part has to make a contribution in order for the whole to function well. Logos keeps the other functions of the soul regulated.

What if we could simplify things and simply “put a bow”on it?  Perhaps we can give each part of the soul equal love to create a level playing field.  Maybe we could show our soul our love and affection by adorning it with gems and jewels and making it look beautiful despite it’s ugly parts.  “Jeweled Souls….take a look.


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