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 32,602 photos, 7,752 members
- Bitcoin-Tips for your Pictures 554 photos, 28 members
- Views: 50,000 1,892 photos, 462 members
- Views: 100,000 396 photos, 220 members
- CMWD weekly winners (invited photos only) 1,402 photos, 225 members
- Project Weather 638,749 photos, 94,182 members
- Instagram 150,886 photos, 8,337 members
- Consumerist.com 179,747 photos, 5,256 members
- Extreme Bokeh 458,376 photos, 22,583 members
- GPOYW: Gratuitous Picture Of Yoda Wednesday 231 photos, 50 members
- "I've Got A Bad Feeling About This!" 2,902 photos, 71 members
- Toy Photography Setups 336 photos, 68 members
- Light Painted Toys 866 photos, 609 members
- SUPER BAD GUYS 16,859 photos, 485 members
- Life: On the Death Star 3,552 photos, 385 members
- toy photography - THE OTHER SIDE 6,337 photos, 611 members
- SUPER HERO TOYS 31,884 photos, 1,070 members
- Creative Tabletop Photography 363,042 photos, 24,163 members
- Toys with Books (Limit 7 per Day) 1,812 photos, 178 members
- Views: 25,000 6,861 photos, 1,850 members
- Views: 1750 27,845 photos, 5,253 members
- Views: 1500 49,193 photos, 8,021 members
- Views: 1250 61,230 photos, 6,287 members
- Views: 2000 90,140 photos, 11,254 members
- Views: 3000 54,808 photos, 7,816 members
- Views: 4000 34,174 photos, 6,406 members
- Views: 5000 65,366 photos, 7,902 members
- Views: 10,000 36,814 photos, 6,327 members
- Views: 1000 372,035 photos, 19,728 members
- Views: 900 126,904 photos, 10,491 members
- Views: 800 150,557 photos, 11,545 members
- Views: 700 172,245 photos, 12,104 members
- Color My World Daily (Wednesday is YELLOW DAY) 182,005 photos, 8,125 members
- MACRO MONDAYS 124,818 photos, 11,896 members
- Views: 400 323,592 photos, 17,130 members
- Austin 92,578 photos, 4,903 members
- Stormtroopers 21,423 photos, 1,530 members
- Views: 25 420,160 photos, 9,145 members
- Views: 75 253,824 photos, 9,439 members
- Views: 600 197,314 photos, 12,995 members
- Views: 50 494,387 photos, 13,956 members
- Views: 200 623,997 photos, 21,626 members
- Views: 300 441,515 photos, 18,774 members
- Views: 500 350,957 photos, 19,688 members
- Views: 100 1,294,004 photos, 32,683 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 468,067 photos, 22,247 members
- I ♥ iPhone 408,811 photos, 11,418 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