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 32,699 photos, 7,703 members
- Bitcoin-Tips for your Pictures 813 photos, 44 members
- Views: 50,000 2,476 photos, 580 members
- Views: 100,000 500 photos, 283 members
- CMWD weekly winners (invited photos only) 1,402 photos, 227 members
- Project Weather 635,068 photos, 94,020 members
- Instagram 151,515 photos, 8,292 members
- Consumerist.com 183,237 photos, 5,213 members
- Extreme Bokeh 480,846 photos, 22,887 members
- GPOYW: Gratuitous Picture Of Yoda Wednesday 235 photos, 50 members
- "I've Got A Bad Feeling About This!" 3,187 photos, 73 members
- Toy Photography Setups 342 photos, 68 members
- Light Painted Toys 951 photos, 617 members
- SUPER BAD GUYS 17,768 photos, 511 members
- Life: On the Death Star 3,742 photos, 404 members
- toy photography - THE OTHER SIDE 6,330 photos, 610 members
- SUPER HERO TOYS 33,962 photos, 1,104 members
- Creative Tabletop Photography 366,901 photos, 24,126 members
- Toys with Books (Limit 7 per Day) 1,848 photos, 178 members
- Views: 25,000 8,205 photos, 1,971 members
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- Views: 1500 71,119 photos, 8,636 members
- Views: 1250 81,746 photos, 6,883 members
- Views: 2000 137,600 photos, 11,969 members
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- Views: 4000 44,596 photos, 6,813 members
- Views: 5000 83,095 photos, 8,349 members
- Views: 10,000 44,783 photos, 6,645 members
- Views: 1000 243,418 photos, 20,436 members
- Views: 900 84,984 photos, 10,873 members
- Views: 800 97,703 photos, 11,925 members
- Views: 700 112,817 photos, 12,495 members
- Color My World Daily (Friday is BLUE DAY) 186,155 photos, 8,124 members
- MACRO MONDAYS 139,360 photos, 12,941 members
- Views: 400 238,460 photos, 17,508 members
- Austin 93,387 photos, 4,910 members
- Stormtroopers 21,888 photos, 1,549 members
- Views: 25 425,040 photos, 9,311 members
- Views: 75 254,946 photos, 9,631 members
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- Views: 50 498,758 photos, 14,175 members
- Views: 200 514,082 photos, 22,030 members
- Views: 300 335,717 photos, 19,162 members
- Views: 500 264,560 photos, 20,230 members
- Views: 100 1,175,575 photos, 33,081 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 481,119 photos, 22,326 members
- I ♥ iPhone 413,969 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