Rosie McCobb was born and raised in Massachusetts, and received her BFA from Emerson College in Boston, where she studied creative writing, psychology, and film. She furthered her filmmaking studies by interning on the production staff of independent and feature films, and attending classes at the Boston Film & Video Foundation. She concluded a two-year program by making a narrative short film called MRS., which was screened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Brooklyn Film Festival, among other venues.
During this time, Ms. McCobb paid the bills by working as a writer, copyeditor, and proofreader for a variety of publishing, media, and non-profit companies. Much of her work revolved around doing research and writing copy based on understanding the people or products she was assigned to write about, and translating those stories in an enticing, succinct way to the public. This experience laid the foundation for her ability to communicate with and understand the needs of her clients, and use her creative skills to execute the kind of marketing content that best represented those clients.
When Rosie moved to New York City in 2000, she decided to take a break from filmmaking work and explore photography. She started shooting eCommerce work in the apparel and fashion industry in 2003, just as major companies were dipping their toes into the world of online sales for the first time, and also kept her journalism chops fresh by doing photo and writing assignments for the Brooklyn Papers, City Limits.org, and the Bed-Stuy Blog. Rosie then worked in-house as a photo manager and senior photographer for several years before she comfortably moved into running her own business full-time in 2013, and shooting for a variety of clients and businesses in the retail, design, furniture, antique, and arts realms. Rosie is an intelligent and quick study, and loves the process of learning the historical background of all of her clients and companies, and using that knowledge to help find the right visual aesthetic for a client's marketing and sales needs.
Rosie is based in NYC and lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and enjoys the stimulation, culture, and sense of community on offer in the city. She has a weekend house in the Catskills, and recharges her batteries via taking in the visual beauty and serenity of the mountains, and indulging in the many sports and leisure activities on offer in the great outdoors.