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?
A bowl I purchased years ago from Pavilion Antiques, one of my favorite stores in Chicago. The Native American carved stone fetish I keep in it was a gift.
How do you live with your heirloom?
It sits on a beautiful cantilevered brass box, made by Jason Pickens of Brooklyn, in the entry of our apartment in New York.
Who in your life has most influenced your personal style and taste?
My late partner, Fernando Bengoechea. And my husband, Jeremiah Brent.
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