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 32,403 photos, 7,738 members
- Bitcoin-Tips for your Pictures 592 photos, 35 members
- Views: 50,000 2,363 photos, 523 members
- Views: 100,000 456 photos, 248 members
- CMWD weekly winners (invited photos only) 1,405 photos, 226 members
- Project Weather 637,894 photos, 94,212 members
- Instagram 150,699 photos, 8,322 members
- Consumerist.com 181,454 photos, 5,264 members
- Extreme Bokeh 467,140 photos, 22,711 members
- GPOYW: Gratuitous Picture Of Yoda Wednesday 232 photos, 50 members
- "I've Got A Bad Feeling About This!" 3,024 photos, 74 members
- Toy Photography Setups 338 photos, 68 members
- Light Painted Toys 947 photos, 612 members
- SUPER BAD GUYS 17,202 photos, 493 members
- Life: On the Death Star 3,608 photos, 391 members
- toy photography - THE OTHER SIDE 6,336 photos, 611 members
- SUPER HERO TOYS 32,764 photos, 1,082 members
- Creative Tabletop Photography 363,987 photos, 24,153 members
- Toys with Books (Limit 7 per Day) 1,834 photos, 179 members
- Views: 25,000 7,991 photos, 1,919 members
- Views: 1750 47,114 photos, 5,587 members
- Views: 1500 64,889 photos, 8,429 members
- Views: 1250 77,149 photos, 6,720 members
- Views: 2000 125,557 photos, 11,688 members
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- Views: 5000 78,567 photos, 8,172 members
- Views: 10,000 42,001 photos, 6,494 members
- Views: 1000 216,170 photos, 20,054 members
- Views: 900 81,048 photos, 10,719 members
- Views: 800 92,225 photos, 11,776 members
- Views: 700 107,687 photos, 12,336 members
- Color My World Daily (Friday is BLUE DAY) 183,585 photos, 8,121 members
- MACRO MONDAYS 129,919 photos, 12,208 members
- Views: 400 228,255 photos, 17,335 members
- Austin 92,853 photos, 4,908 members
- Stormtroopers 21,607 photos, 1,536 members
- Views: 25 422,426 photos, 9,223 members
- Views: 75 254,791 photos, 9,540 members
- Views: 600 126,391 photos, 13,212 members
- Views: 50 494,841 photos, 14,066 members
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- Views: 300 328,433 photos, 18,978 members
- Views: 500 254,532 photos, 19,964 members
- Views: 100 1,146,704 photos, 32,896 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 473,083 photos, 22,272 members
- I ♥ iPhone 409,694 photos, 11,423 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