Usher (formally known as Usher Raymond IV) is without a doubt one of the most iconic and recognizable names in the music industry. When Monica first started working on her last book, A Possession Obsession: What We Cherish And Why, she reached out to Usher to ask if he would participate, and allow her to photograph him with his most prized possession: his family. Read below for the touching interview on family and personal style, originally featured in the book...
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.
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