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 32,527 photos, 7,707 members
- Bitcoin-Tips for your Pictures 706 photos, 38 members
- Views: 50,000 2,402 photos, 545 members
- Views: 100,000 470 photos, 265 members
- CMWD weekly winners (invited photos only) 1,405 photos, 228 members
- Project Weather 636,713 photos, 94,056 members
- Instagram 151,074 photos, 8,308 members
- Consumerist.com 182,063 photos, 5,234 members
- Extreme Bokeh 472,197 photos, 22,764 members
- GPOYW: Gratuitous Picture Of Yoda Wednesday 235 photos, 50 members
- "I've Got A Bad Feeling About This!" 3,087 photos, 73 members
- Toy Photography Setups 341 photos, 68 members
- Light Painted Toys 950 photos, 614 members
- SUPER BAD GUYS 17,408 photos, 498 members
- Life: On the Death Star 3,667 photos, 396 members
- toy photography - THE OTHER SIDE 6,337 photos, 611 members
- SUPER HERO TOYS 33,168 photos, 1,087 members
- Creative Tabletop Photography 364,440 photos, 24,102 members
- Toys with Books (Limit 7 per Day) 1,836 photos, 177 members
- Views: 25,000 8,089 photos, 1,953 members
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- Views: 1500 67,753 photos, 8,510 members
- Views: 1250 78,919 photos, 6,792 members
- Views: 2000 130,066 photos, 11,819 members
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- Views: 4000 43,236 photos, 6,730 members
- Views: 5000 80,548 photos, 8,268 members
- Views: 10,000 43,011 photos, 6,563 members
- Views: 1000 226,809 photos, 20,199 members
- Views: 900 82,947 photos, 10,788 members
- Views: 800 94,654 photos, 11,838 members
- Views: 700 109,499 photos, 12,408 members
- Color My World Daily (Friday is BLUE Day) 184,418 photos, 8,113 members
- MACRO MONDAYS 133,480 photos, 12,505 members
- Views: 400 231,532 photos, 17,413 members
- Austin 93,003 photos, 4,898 members
- Stormtroopers 21,755 photos, 1,541 members
- Views: 25 423,406 photos, 9,253 members
- Views: 75 254,265 photos, 9,570 members
- Views: 600 128,700 photos, 13,266 members
- Views: 50 495,897 photos, 14,101 members
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- Views: 300 333,469 photos, 19,046 members
- Views: 500 257,530 photos, 20,073 members
- Views: 100 1,156,825 photos, 32,992 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 475,746 photos, 22,279 members
- I ♥ iPhone 411,083 photos, 11,406 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