“Featuring Lena Thomas. . .”

Written by Hockomock Joe on . Posted in Member Spotlight

Member since 2011



I love photography.

I am passionate about the art. My interest in photography started when I was 11 years old with my first camera, a Kodak 110 film camera that I received in middle school.

With a gift of a Minolta SLR my passion started to bloom. In 2010, I bought my first DSLR, a Sony A230. One of my greatest dreams is to travel the world and to document this journey through photos. I am well on my way to accomplishing this goal, because I have been able to combine my love for travel and photography. To date I have visited many countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and to many of the Caribbean islands.

I am self-taught in photography but that hasn’t stopped me from taking more photos of people and places. I especially enjoy capturing the young and the old of a specific area!  The transition from film to digital has given me the freedom to experiment and to learn from my mistakes and thus grow as a photographer. I enjoy capturing images that others would never see otherwise.

Photographs are timeless and they last forever. One of my most enjoyable experiences is capturing the moment, the thought, the event, the light, just as it happens knowing that in a flash, it is gone. I chose photography to have that memory remain permanent and last a lifetime.


Being a member of Hockomock Digital Photographers has allowed me to be surrounded by others who share their love of photography. It provides me with an opportunity to grow, learn, and develop my photographic skills. I have become more intrigued with learning how to become a better photographer. Photography is an art that has the ability to move people and communicate emotion in a profound way. 

I have enjoyed learning more about my camera and how to manipulate the settings to achieve different effects.  HDP has given me the courage to experiment with my camera and with post processing.

“Photography is man’s attempt at immortality. To save our memories and share them. The places we have been, the people we have known, the things we have done. To share with others for eternity or until the images fade away.” -Clifford Hopkins

My search continues, a search to capture that impossible to find photo.


The People

"Best Friends"

“Best Friends”














"Lost Little Boy"

“Lost Little Boy”
















"Prima and Her Pipe"

“Prima and Her Pipe”







"Laundry Day"

“Laundry Day”













"Ball before Sunset"

“Ball before Sunset”

















The Places


"Volcano, Cape Verde"

“Volcano, Cape Verde”





"Colors of Curacao"

“Colors of Curacao”