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 32,910 photos, 7,698 members
- Bitcoin-Tips for your Pictures 1,061 photos, 68 members
- Views: 50,000 2,835 photos, 679 members
- Views: 100,000 597 photos, 349 members
- CMWD weekly winners (invited photos only) 1,399 photos, 226 members
- Project Weather 628,238 photos, 93,307 members
- Instagram 152,494 photos, 8,195 members
- Consumerist.com 178,334 photos, 5,129 members
- Extreme Bokeh 504,440 photos, 23,253 members
- GPOYW: Gratuitous Picture Of Yoda Wednesday 235 photos, 50 members
- "I've Got A Bad Feeling About This!" 3,438 photos, 82 members
- Toy Photography Setups 346 photos, 68 members
- Light Painted Toys 948 photos, 628 members
- SUPER BAD GUYS 18,872 photos, 531 members
- Life: On the Death Star 3,963 photos, 420 members
- toy photography - THE OTHER SIDE 6,443 photos, 608 members
- SUPER HERO TOYS 36,148 photos, 1,146 members
- Creative Tabletop Photography 375,251 photos, 23,908 members
- Toys with Books (Limit 7 per Day) 1,917 photos, 182 members
- Views: 25,000 9,184 photos, 2,056 members
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- Views: 1500 86,031 photos, 8,911 members
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- Views: 10,000 44,973 photos, 6,897 members
- Views: 1000 287,115 photos, 20,845 members
- Views: 900 93,098 photos, 11,034 members
- Views: 800 102,846 photos, 12,125 members
- Views: 700 118,492 photos, 12,635 members
- Color My World Daily (Friday is BLUE DAY) 191,001 photos, 8,084 members
- MACRO MONDAYS 163,020 photos, 13,899 members
- Views: 400 263,996 photos, 17,660 members
- Austin 94,188 photos, 4,926 members
- Stormtroopers 22,180 photos, 1,560 members
- Views: 25 415,138 photos, 9,318 members
- Views: 75 259,588 photos, 9,657 members
- Views: 600 141,562 photos, 13,516 members
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- Views: 300 358,416 photos, 19,267 members
- Views: 500 285,754 photos, 20,414 members
- Views: 100 1,225,316 photos, 33,349 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 496,770 photos, 22,311 members
- I ♥ iPhone 421,933 photos, 11,373 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