Monica Rich Kosann

Monica Rich Kosann is a fine art photographer and founder of an eponymous company that produces jewelry, image cases, frames, and evening bags. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Town&Country, W Jewelry, Departures, Newsweek, InStyle, People, Elle, and LA Confidential. She has appeared on CNBC, Martha Stewart, E! News, and Entertainment Tonight. Her jewelry collection is sold in over 100 fine jewelry stores throughout the United States and internationally. Kosann also has her own in-store, Monica Rich Kosann boutique at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. She is a member of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) and is the author of The Fine Art of Family (MRK Fine Arts 2004), and Living with What You Love (Potter Style 2010). Kosann lives in New York City.



A Possession Obsession



"Her time with more than sixty-five intriguing personalities, celebrities, and thought leaders resulted in 'A Possession Obsession: What We Cherish and Why', a photographic collection that transcends materialism and explores the secrets and stories behind beloved personal items.

As a creative spirit, Kosann attributes her interests in both design and photography to an underlying fascination with storytelling. This curiosity is apparent through both the questions Kosann poses and the intimacy of the images."

"Photographer and jewelry designer Monica Rich Kosann’s camera has captured a kaleidoscope of cultural icons from fashion and entertainment, [in] A Possession Obsession: What We Cherish and Why This is a table book that could easily be obsessed over. Bearing candid photos of Tamron Hall, Usher Raymond, photographer Johnny Rozsa, and Harlem Ambassador Musa Jackson among others, the photographs are almost poetic."

 What’s amazing about the possession obsessions captured here, besides being owned by the many different celebrities, ranging from famous designers to writers, is the backstory that answers the “Why?” that made their chosen object so dear. Kosann then goes the extra mile to better capture each heirloom surrounded by some of her subject’s other possessions, giving the reader a more intimate gaze into that person’s much-faceted personality”