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.
Early in her career, Ms. McCobb worked as a writer, copy editor, and proofreader for a variety of publishing, media, and non-profit companies. Many of her projects 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 audiences and her clients.
In the mid 1990's, Rosie decided to shift her focus to filmmaking, and worked on the production staff of independent and feature films. She gained more technical experience directing, shooting, and editing via the film workshops offered at the Boston Film & Video Foundation. Rosie volunteered as a screenwriting teaching assistant and wrote PR in the main office at BFVF, and concluded a two-year film production program by making a narrative short called MRS. This comedic, 20-minute long, 16mm film was screened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Brooklyn Film Festival, among other venues and juried festivals.
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 NYC-based publications. Rosie worked in-house as a photo manager and senior photographer for several years before she moved into running her own business full-time in 2013, and shooting for a variety of clients and businesses in the retail, interior design, furniture, antique, and arts realms.
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 rejuvenates her energy 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.