A versatile photographer as
comfortable working in the studio as she is riding a horse, Molly Morrow has
used her camera to capture the Western way of life for more than 30 years.
With a creative spark and engaging attitude, Molly specializes in
photographing the people, places and traditions of the West. Her portrait
work, as well as her images of professional rodeos, landscapes and cowhands,
can be found everywhere from print and online publications, commercial
advertising and art galleries, to family homes and offices.
“Capturing the moment is what it’s all about,”
says Molly, “in a fleeting second the opportunity is gone. My job as a
photographer is to save that moment for all to see and share. It doesn’t
matter if it is a loving glance or a spinning bull ride, salting away the
image is what’s important.”
As a Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)
photographer, Molly shoots rodeos throughout the West, including The
National Finals Rodeo and nightly awards presentations, Cheyenne
Frontier Days, Ellensburg Rodeo, Northwest Regional Rodeo/Ellensburg
(NIRA), Bares and Broncs, Toppenish Rodeo, the Pendleton
Round-Up, and Coulee City, Last Stand Rodeo.
her seven years as a PRCA photographer, Molly Morrow has proven to
be one of the elite chroniclers of the cowboy sport,” said Jim
Bainbridge, senior public relations coordinator at the PRCA. “The
quality of her photos, her professionalism and can-do attitude
separate her from the pack.”
Molly’s images also have appeared in
national publications such as Western Horseman, Pro Rodeo
Sports News, Cowboy’s Digest, Competitor News, The Basin Business Journal,
and Rodeo Fame. Her work has also appeared in
Western Way Magazine. She shows annually in October at the
Western and Wildlife Show sponsored by the Fred Oldfield Western
Heritage and Art Center in Puyallup, Washington. Other showings of
her work include this past March (2013) in Great Falls, Montana, at
the Great Western Living and Design Exhibition.
“Molly has provided us with great rodeo action shots, and also has been on
assignment for us, capturing the unique relationship between rodeo
competitors and their horses,” said Susan Morrison, managing editor of
Western Horseman magazine.
Additionally, many other artists ask Molly to photograph their work for
publication and reproduction, including nationally recognized and award
winning sculptor Paul Crites. “I have been a professional artist/sculptor
for some 43 plus years and have worked with many photographers. None have
had the magic of Molly Morrow. I refer to her as ‘Merlin the Magician,’”
Crites said. “Molly is able to capture the vision, passion and quality of
what I embed into my work and bring it out to the viewer. I am fortunate
indeed to work with a professional such as Molly, and you can underscore
professional twice. Plus she is a hoot to work with, nothing dull going on
here. And best of all she’s a friend!"
A new project for 2013, Western Artist, Cheryl Volz is working with Molly’s
photographs and creating individual drawings of rodeo contestants in colored
pencil for the Cow Palace Event Guide. It will be printed in Fall, 2013.
Top rodeo contestants, such as 2012 PRCA World Champion Bull Rider Cody Teel,
request and use Molly’s photos for their fan pages and autograph sheets.
To complement her portraiture and action photography work, Molly also offers
graphic design and print production services through her full-service studio
in Ellensburg, Washington. Folks there know they can trust Molly to bring
enthusiasm and professionalism to any project.
“Molly provided creative ideas to bring to life historic photographs of the
Ellensburg Rodeo for the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame photo project,” said
members of the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame board. “Her professional
knowledge of printing photos and graphic art techniques made it possible to
create beautifully framed images for a future ERHOF museum. We especially
appreciate her artistic work and good humor.”
For more information,
contact Molly Morrow:
518 North Pine
Ellensburg, Washington 98926
provided May, 2013