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 30,608 photos, 7,742 members
- Bitcoin-Tips for your Pictures 117 photos, 18 members
- Views: 50000 856 photos, 272 members
- Views: 100000 225 photos, 125 members
- CMWD weekly winners (invited photos only) 1,418 photos, 209 members
- Project Weather 645,360 photos, 92,154 members
- Instagram 145,852 photos, 8,345 members
- Consumerist.com 161,339 photos, 5,225 members
- Extreme Bokeh 382,852 photos, 21,025 members
- GPOYW: Gratuitous Picture Of Yoda Wednesday 153 photos, 49 members
- "I've Got A Bad Feeling About This!" 2,197 photos, 56 members
- Toy Photography Setups 246 photos, 64 members
- Light Painted Toys 793 photos, 554 members
- SUPER BAD GUYS 14,621 photos, 440 members
- Life: On the Death Star 3,268 photos, 324 members
- toy photography - THE OTHER SIDE 6,332 photos, 624 members
- SUPER HERO TOYS 26,446 photos, 970 members
- Creative Tabletop Photography 323,977 photos, 23,030 members
- Toys with Books (Limit 7 per Day) 1,609 photos, 170 members
- Views: 25,000 2,677 photos, 1,535 members
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- Views: 1500 54,609 photos, 6,933 members
- Views: 1250 47,362 photos, 5,399 members
- Views: 2000 59,204 photos, 9,175 members
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- Views: 4000 19,460 photos, 4,907 members
- Views: 5000 33,114 photos, 6,278 members
- Views: 10000 19,132 photos, 5,195 members
- Views: 1000 229,432 photos, 16,762 members
- Views: 900 79,754 photos, 8,846 members
- Views: 800 94,021 photos, 9,791 members
- Views: 700 111,291 photos, 10,417 members
- Color My World Daily (Tuesday is ORANGE DAY) 170,371 photos, 8,010 members
- MACRO MONDAYS 77,002 photos, 6,469 members
- Views: 400 216,596 photos, 15,074 members
- Austin 89,593 photos, 4,782 members
- Stormtroopers 20,211 photos, 1,480 members
- Views: 25 359,723 photos, 8,295 members
- Views: 75 212,440 photos, 8,556 members
- Views: 600 131,290 photos, 11,196 members
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- Views: 200 472,230 photos, 19,671 members
- Views: 300 304,187 photos, 16,713 members
- Views: 500 252,497 photos, 17,450 members
- Views: 100 1,029,782 photos, 29,137 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 418,207 photos, 21,874 members
- I ♥ iPhone 392,976 photos, 11,331 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