Rosie McCobb is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer based in NYC. She was born and raised on the North Shore in Massachusetts, and received her BFA from Emerson College in Boston, where she studied creative writing, psychology, and film, and she furthered her filmmaking studies at the Boston Film and Video Foundation, where she completed a 2-year film production program, and served as a screenwriting TA.
Early in her career, Rosie worked as a music journalist, editor, and copywriter for a variety of publishing, media, and non-profit companies, including Boston Rock Magazine, and The Girl Scouts of America. Much of her work revolved around interviewing subjects, doing research, and writing articles or marketing materials. It was crucial to understand the people, events, or businesses she was assigned to write about, and to be able to translate those stories in an enticing, succinct way to the public. This experience laid the foundation for her ability to communicate and connect with audiences and her clients.
After a few years, Rosie shifted her focus to filmmaking, and worked on the production staff of independent and feature films. She gained more technical experience directing, shooting, and editing at the Boston Film & Video Foundation, 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 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, including CityLimits. 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 arts, interior design, furniture, antique, and retail realms.
Rosie splits her time between living in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and in the Catskill Mountains, in Phoenicia, NY. She enjoys reading, participating in community events, and checking out art, movies, and live music. She also stays outside as much as she can - hiking, cycling, cross country skiing, gardening, and looking up at the stars.