Cody Osen - Photographer/Videographer

While growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, working at a movie theater sparked Cody's love for filmmaking.  He went on to study film and video at Columbia College Chicago.

After returning home to Des Moines, Cody discovered his passion for the local music and arts scene.  He began capturing live music shows; quickly developing a reputation as a dedicated and talented photographer.  

Cody's tireless work has lead to his photos appearing in several magazines including Photo District NewsDSM, IA, JuiceCityview, and Revival. He's even had photography prints featured at Moxie art gallery, in downtown Des Moines' East Village.  He has worked closely with the Iowa School of Burlesque, producing one of a kind videos for shows; as well as capturing their performances with photos and videos.  Cody continues to expand his skills by working for Lifetouch School Studios, photographing students and events.

Cody's passion for photography and video drives him to seek out new opportunities.  He currently resides in Nashville, TN where he hopes to reach his goal of directing music videos for popular music acts and shooting photos for a well known music publication.


Links: EmailFacebook / Instagram / Adobe Portfolio / YouTube


  • Cody won first place in PDN Magazine's Ultimate Music Moment contest in the performances category.  His work is featured in the January 2015 issue.
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  • Juice Magazine awarded Cody with an "Eye on the Scene" Mixie Award for his dedication and commitment to the local music scene.















  • Cody was recognized by the Des Moines Music Coalition with a Backstage Ball Award for forming the Iowa Concert Photographers, a group dedicated to capturing the local music scene in Iowa.  Their goal is to improve and grow the local music scene through their photos. Cody was recognized with fellow members, Dani Reed, and Antonio Rodriguez.





  • Grand View University hosted a photo exhibition featuring work by the Iowa Concert Photographers.  The photographers featured were Cody, Antonio Rodriguez, Dani Reed, and Bruce Bales.  Read Band Bombshell's interview about the exhibit here.