Official Website: jdhancock.com
Questions? Email me.
Husband. Father. Web-slinger. Cyborg. Photographer.
Who are you?
My name is JD. I live with my wife and two kids in Austin, Texas, USA. Professionally, I built on websites and apps for a living. Photography is one of the things I do for fun. My website is at jdhancock.com.
My photography, mostly of the slightly-giggle-worthy-pop-culture-reference variety, has been featured numerous times on the front page of Flickr Explore.
You can find my photos in print publications and on websites all over the world, including The New York Times, CBS News, TechCrunch, Lifehacker, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, and The Guardian. They have also been spotted on album covers, clothing, marketing materials, even credit cards!
What equipment do you use?
I typically use a Nikon D50 acquired from a friend. Many of my earlier photos were taken with a simple Nikon Coolpix S50 point-and-shoot. Sometimes I'll use my iPhone camera. I use iPhoto for image management and post-processing, and I very occasionally use Photoshop. I don't have a lot of specialized equipment, but prefer instead to find low-tech solutions. I use push-LEDs and push-lights quite a bit for indoor close-up work. I snapped a few photos of a typical photo setup. I also have a set documenting some of my gear if you're curious.
Can I use your photos for my project?
Probably! Almost all of the photos in my Flickr photostream are licensed through a Creative Commons Attribution license. You can find the license information on the lower right of any Flickr web page; if it says "some rights reserved," then all you need to do is provide credit to me (JD Hancock). If you would like to add a link as well, please use my home page at jdhancock.com. A very small number of my photos have "all rights reserved," and these are typically images I would rather people not use. If you have questions, feel free to contact me.
How do I contact you?
The easiest way is through Flickr Mail. I'm also on Twitter as @JDHancock and on many other social networks. Or you can email me.
Are you really a cyborg?
Yes, and here's why.
- Backgrounds app 33,039 photos, 7,701 members
- Bitcoin-Tips for your Pictures 1,131 photos, 89 members
- Views: 50,000 2,990 photos, 706 members
- Views: 100,000 656 photos, 369 members
- CMWD weekly winners (invited photos only) 1,381 photos, 226 members
- Project Weather 621,675 photos, 92,973 members
- Instagram 152,403 photos, 8,165 members
- Consumerist.com 176,578 photos, 5,103 members
- Extreme Bokeh 509,890 photos, 23,391 members
- GPOYW: Gratuitous Picture Of Yoda Wednesday 234 photos, 48 members
- "I've Got A Bad Feeling About This!" 3,448 photos, 81 members
- Toy Photography Setups 346 photos, 68 members
- Light Painted Toys 946 photos, 630 members
- SUPER BAD GUYS 19,131 photos, 531 members
- Life: On the Death Star 4,019 photos, 426 members
- toy photography - THE OTHER SIDE 6,431 photos, 608 members
- SUPER HERO TOYS 36,058 photos, 1,148 members
- Creative Tabletop Photography 374,612 photos, 23,816 members
- Toys with Books (Limit 7 per Day) 1,936 photos, 183 members
- Views: 25,000 10,058 photos, 2,078 members
- Views: 1750 55,912 photos, 5,889 members
- Views: 1500 91,206 photos, 9,023 members
- Views: 1250 95,057 photos, 7,163 members
- Views: 2000 168,120 photos, 12,417 members
- Views: 3000 84,504 photos, 8,648 members
- Views: 4000 53,353 photos, 7,136 members
- Views: 5000 91,146 photos, 8,782 members
- Views: 10,000 47,517 photos, 7,005 members
- Views: 1000 303,132 photos, 21,014 members
- Views: 900 97,010 photos, 11,109 members
- Views: 800 107,585 photos, 12,187 members
- Views: 700 123,312 photos, 12,700 members
- Color My World Daily (Monday is RED DAY) 191,845 photos, 8,075 members
- MACRO MONDAYS 169,571 photos, 14,111 members
- Views: 400 273,450 photos, 17,734 members
- Austin 94,536 photos, 4,922 members
- Stormtroopers 22,352 photos, 1,556 members
- Views: 25 410,832 photos, 9,331 members
- Views: 75 259,031 photos, 9,708 members
- Views: 600 147,852 photos, 13,602 members
- Views: 50 498,621 photos, 14,243 members
- Views: 200 564,862 photos, 22,165 members
- Views: 300 371,827 photos, 19,320 members
- Views: 500 296,298 photos, 20,514 members
- Views: 100 1,222,101 photos, 33,465 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 495,431 photos, 22,276 members
- I ♥ iPhone 421,781 photos, 11,350 members
Rooners Toy Photography says:
"When I first came across JD’s photostream, his work absolutely blew me away….one year later and nothing has changed - I am still in complete awe of his work.
JD’s shots are packed with creativity, clever humour and photographic skill – most, if not pretty much everything you see is straight out of the camera….I love trying to work out how he achieves what he captures.
I have taken a lot of inspiration from JD's work and will continue to do so....if you haven't done so already, you'll be foolish not to check out his work.
Keep up the amazing work, JD!"
November 22nd, 2010
R D L says:
"JD Hancocks photos are always entertaining using some very ingenious techniques (which he's happy to post an explain- which adds to rather then removes the magic) and his current 'Who would win?' 365 project is always great to look at and shows an amazing amount of dedication!"
October 25th, 2010
"Very cool guy and great photographer!"
February 21st, 2010
"JD Hancock is the personification of creativity, humor and friendliness!
February 9th, 2010
"It's the first time I see such an original work! Every part of this art is unique, and most of the time funny as well.
Even funnier because we (re)discover characters from our childhood (I think about Batman protagonists for example), but the main thing, and that's the point, is that we discover them under a different light, and mainly in different situations.
This is just a truly amazing portfolio, I have to say bravo!"
January 24th, 2010
Peety Goring says:
"What would Flickr be without JD Hancock = boring... I fell in love with his humor and excellent compositions.. His talent inspires me.. "Thank you JD Hancock for that inspiration.."
JD is a great attribute to the Flickr community with his positive attitude and his terrific photography."
August 24th, 2009
"JD Hancock? He's great!
The guy is just so clever with his words, and he'll always come up with something to cool say. Have you seen his Stormtrooper or Little Dude series? He has great ideas too!
Toys or no toys, his pics are worth seeing if you have the time :D
(This is my first testimonial, so bear with me!) :P"
June 25th, 2009
- JD Hancock
- August 2005
- Denton, TX and Victoria, TX
- Austin, TX, United States
- I am:
- Male and Taken