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A Possession Obsession | Usher Raymond IV

A Possession Obsession | Usher Raymond IV

Inspired by the deeper meaning attached to treasured possessions, jewelry designer and portrait photographer Monica Rich Kosann set out to chronicle the stories of such cherished belongings. Spending time with more than sixty-five intriguing personalities, celebrities, and thought leaders resulted in A Possession Obsession: What We Cherish and Why, a stunning photographic collection that transcends materialism and explores the secrets and stories behind beloved personal items. This reoccurring column is an ongoing passion of Monica's to continue to chronicle people with what they cherish. Each month, a new person will be featured as a glimpse into A Possession Obsession.




How did you come to own your possession

My possession is home. Home is where I am so often, and the greatest part of home is the people who are there, the people who make me feel comfortable: my kids and wife, friends and family.


Who in your life has most influenced your personal style and taste?

An eclectic mixture has influenced me over time. I established my style based on all of the places I have gone, the things I have seen, and the broadly different taste levels of those I have met. In that sense, my style is a melting pot of the greatness and quality of my experiences. And the breadth of these influences ultimately also allows me to create my own history, since each of our histories is formed by how we incorporate our personal style into our life and work. To read more about Usher Raymond IV and his possession obsession click here!