Photographer Henry Leutwyler recently released his new book Document, a collection of portrait of things belonged to famous deceased actors, singers, and athletes. A product of ten years of research and discovery, Document shows the effect of an everyday thing a famous person used or touched has on us, taking us back to that exact time and place, and indirectly making us feel closer to that person and their lives.

One of Andy Warhol’s paintbrushes.

The paintbursh of Andy Warhol, the Goyard luggage set of Marilyn Monroe, the Issey Miyake sunglasses of Jean-Michel Basquiat… If only these objects could talk, oh, the stories they could tell…

A set of Goyard luggage used by Marilyn Monroe.

 

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Issey Miyake sunglasses.

 

Donald Judd’s tri-color American Express credit cards.

 

Gene Kelley’s copy of the script for Singin’ in the Rain (1952).

 

Elvis Presley’s wallet.