Moore pictures life uniquely

Published 9:25 am Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Joe Moore is a man who knows no strangers and believes photography “is the greatest thing since sliced bread.”

Joe works in North Carolina at West Fraser where he fixes “anything that breaks down mechanically.”

“It doesn’t matter who you are I’ll talk to you,” Joe said. “I might talk your ears off. I’m a talker.”

He said he’s interested in anything and all things.

“I like to read, look up interesting stuff on any subject,” Joe said, citing that he reads much regarding photography.

He’s self taught regarding photography.

“When you’re younger you don’t appreciate sunsets, you don’t appreciate a full moon, you don’t appreciate water dripping off of a rose,” Joe said. “You don’t appreciate the dew on the ground. But when you get older you notice things.”

He said you see things in a different way than you do when you’re younger. He said all those were things that he likes to take pictures of.

“I love taking baseball pictures and football pictures and sports pictures and wildlife,” Joe said. “But my passion is doing sunsets.”

Joe, 61, takes sports pictures for multiple newspapers.

“I do it for the kids because all the kids want to see their pictures in the newspaper, grandparents want to see them, so I do it for the kids,” Joe said. “I also put it on Facebook for the kids to print it off and if anybody wants a high resolution picture, I give it to them for free.”

He said he started taking pictures about eight years ago.

Joe says that he’s been told before that he looks like Santa Claus or Si Robertson, from the A&E TV show Duck Dynasty.

“I used to like it a lot until it went off, I used to like to watch that all the time,” Moore said regarding the show.

Joe has two grandchildren, both from his son Matthew Moore, who he says he spends the most time with. He also has a daughter, Nikki Moore, who is a forensic scientist that lives in Raleigh North Carolina. Joe is married to Patricia Moore whom he met at a dance at Virginia Tech.

“And then it’s all history after that,” Joe said regarding the night they met.

Patricia retired recently from the Lunenburg Department of Social Services following 35 years of work.