Based in Dallas, Texas, Andrew Hancock is an internationally recognized advertising and magazine photographer specializing in portrait and action photography. His work has been published around the world and can be found in the world’s leading magazines, on and inside stadiums, buildings, billboards, buses and books. He holds a degree in journalism from Texas A&M University and is recognized by Nikon as a Nikon Ambassador - United States and as a G-Technology G-TEAM Ambassador. He is frequently on the road creating engaging imagery for brands with a global reach as well as professional and collegiate sports teams.
In shooting for editorial clients such as ESPN, Sports Illustrated, The Players Tribune and The New York Times, Hancock has covered the biggest stories and events in the sporting world such as the Super Bowl, College Football Playoff and National Championship, MLB Playoffs and All Star Game, NCAA Final Four, Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes, US Open, PGA Championship, Indianapolis 500 and more. In 2016 ESPN trusted him to document the Chicago Cubs magical season that culminated in their first World Series championship in 108 years.
With a reach beyond sports publications, Hancock is among an extremely small group of photographers to have ever had covers of both Sports Illustrated and TIME magazine. His editorial work has also appeared in publications such as Cosmopolitan, The New Yorker and the Wall Street Journal.
While he does a substantial amount of work in the world of sport, he remains incredibly diverse not only in subject matter but also in client base. Andrew finds that this diversity well suits his ADD tendencies. Don't let that fool you though, he is incredibly focused with a work ethic that is rare for anyone to match.
On a personal note, he believes that you look someone in the eye when talking and you give a firm handshake. He also believes that chivalry is not dead and works to apply that to daily life. Raised in west Texas to family rooted in the oil business as well as agriculture and livestock he grew up learning and living by the notion that "Two horses' asses dont make a whole horse." He carries that philosophy with him every day and embraces ever opportunity to collaborate with client and subject. Andrew likes a challenge and resists anything that makes him feel stagnant. To that, a pair of quotes resonate deeply with his personality. - "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas Edison - "Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week" Jay-Z
If there was one talent he wishes he had, it would be the ability to sing. He has a horrible singing voice and just wishes he could sing nicely to his two daughters. His assistants can confirm his horrible singing voice. He tries to make up for this lack of vocal prowess by attempting to play guitar.
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