Duncan Moody - Photographer
Duncan Moody is the photographer. Linda is the multi-talented studio assistant, coach, and costumer at Sabela Images Photography.
I started the journey as a photographer with shaky snapshots from a Kodak Brownie camera in high school. Immediately after high school, I spent some time in military service followed by a few years at where I was introduced to black and white processing by a friend in the microbiology darkroom. Next came a makeshift darkroom of my own in my first apartment. Later, I joined the (CCJ), where I had the good fortune of meeting a fantastic community of mentors. In turn, I have tried to mentor other photographers while serving on committees of the East London Photographic Society (ELPS), , (PSSA) and the .
Since then, my interest in photography has morphed to the digital images that currently fill my portfolio. I’ve won prizes in competitions, been published in newspapers, magazines, and books, and met many wonderful friends. Photography is a part of my life. I love the thrill I get when everything comes together in a photograph that captures the unique beauty and grace of a fleeting moment. It still takes my breath away.
My family has an extensive collection of photographs of various events and milestones taken through the years. I love the smiles that slowly grow from little grins to heartwarming, beaming moments of remembered joy when people stop to look at the pictures on the wall. Therefore, I feel confident that those captured memories are priceless. In my photography, I strive to capture the moments that will put a smile on someone else’s face 20 or 30 years from now.
Call Duncan at 336-558-4547 to schedule a consultation to ensure your special event will make someone smile at the memory.
Linda Moody - Studio Assistant, Coach, Costumer
I grew up as a farm girl near , a small town in South Africa. I spent my high school years at (now Kingsridge High School for Girls), an all-girls school. Duncan had a similar background and went to an all-boys school in the same town. He knew my brothers long before we met.
I attended in Grahamstown, a small college city. After graduating, I joined Duncan in Johannesburg. We married more than 40 years ago and had three children. Eventually, we moved to East London a coastal town in South Africa. There I pursued a career as a school teacher, while Duncan worked as in Information Technology. Through Duncan's work, we moved to the USA in 1994, settled in Winston-Salem, and have lived in the Piedmont Triad ever since.
I spent many years teaching Theatre Arts in Forsyth County North Carolina. This experience helps us in many aspects of the studio. For example, coaching to relax, revealing character through expression and attention, posing groups, set design, costuming, and styling.