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 32,959 photos, 7,700 members
- Bitcoin-Tips for your Pictures 1,037 photos, 66 members
- Views: 50,000 2,802 photos, 672 members
- Views: 100,000 583 photos, 342 members
- CMWD weekly winners (invited photos only) 1,399 photos, 225 members
- Project Weather 628,635 photos, 93,316 members
- Instagram 152,379 photos, 8,197 members
- Consumerist.com 178,355 photos, 5,132 members
- Extreme Bokeh 501,869 photos, 23,229 members
- GPOYW: Gratuitous Picture Of Yoda Wednesday 235 photos, 50 members
- "I've Got A Bad Feeling About This!" 3,428 photos, 82 members
- Toy Photography Setups 345 photos, 68 members
- Light Painted Toys 948 photos, 627 members
- SUPER BAD GUYS 18,792 photos, 530 members
- Life: On the Death Star 3,943 photos, 419 members
- toy photography - THE OTHER SIDE 6,442 photos, 608 members
- SUPER HERO TOYS 35,915 photos, 1,145 members
- Creative Tabletop Photography 374,410 photos, 23,924 members
- Toys with Books (Limit 7 per Day) 1,909 photos, 182 members
- Views: 25,000 9,067 photos, 2,046 members
- Views: 1750 53,458 photos, 5,811 members
- Views: 1500 84,361 photos, 8,886 members
- Views: 1250 90,853 photos, 7,055 members
- Views: 2000 155,206 photos, 12,245 members
- Views: 3000 78,995 photos, 8,509 members
- Views: 4000 48,733 photos, 7,017 members
- Views: 5000 84,894 photos, 8,619 members
- Views: 10,000 44,422 photos, 6,870 members
- Views: 1000 281,486 photos, 20,807 members
- Views: 900 92,104 photos, 11,022 members
- Views: 800 101,225 photos, 12,099 members
- Views: 700 117,177 photos, 12,626 members
- Color My World Daily (Sunday is BLACK & WHITE DAY) 190,427 photos, 8,083 members
- MACRO MONDAYS 160,787 photos, 13,839 members
- Views: 400 261,397 photos, 17,636 members
- Austin 94,049 photos, 4,924 members
- Stormtroopers 22,134 photos, 1,560 members
- Views: 25 414,325 photos, 9,309 members
- Views: 75 258,748 photos, 9,649 members
- Views: 600 139,504 photos, 13,500 members
- Views: 50 500,668 photos, 14,196 members
- Views: 200 550,675 photos, 22,090 members
- Views: 300 354,464 photos, 19,252 members
- Views: 500 282,929 photos, 20,392 members
- Views: 100 1,220,305 photos, 33,306 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 495,076 photos, 22,324 members
- I ♥ iPhone 420,871 photos, 11,374 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