Archive for September, 2011

Feature Bike: Hector Pedrol’s Custom Harley Chopper


28 Sep

Issue 10 of Wild Aussie Choppers features two Hosking Industries photo shoots, including Andrew’s awesome white and flamed chopper we brought you a sneak peak of a few days ago: CLICK HERE. This time we bring you a sneak peak of Hector Pedrol’s incredible home-built Harley-powered chopper, known as the Pushrod Racer.

We shot the bike next to Katoomba train station in the Blue Mountains one freezing afternoon, making the riding shot all the more remarkable. We’re not sure Hector was able to feel his fingers for a few days after that! Be sure to pick up a copy of issue 10 of Wild Aussie Choppers when it goes on sale very soon.

For now, CLICK HERE to view the entire gallery of six images on our Flickr page or click on the thumbnails below:

Hector Pedrol's Custom Harley Chopper

Hector Pedrol's Custom Harley Chopper      Hector Pedrol's Custom Harley Chopper

Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-Res Hand and Finger Images


28 Sep

This week’s Wicked Wednesdays high-resolution image-fest is all about the human hand and its fingers. However, instead of bringing you the usual boring old stock image fare with a bunch of hands pointing, waving or doing other cliche things, we thought we’d do things the Hosking Industries way and make things a little more abstract. So, behold the might of our close-up fingernail photos, our twister and contorted hands and our ET-style glowing finger photos. Enjoy!

As always, Hosking Industries high-resolution texture images are FREE for personal and commercial use. However, you may not resell, repackage or redistribute these textures or generally pass them off as your own for monetary gain etc. Use them in your design projects, but don’t use them for commercial gain.

Click on the thumbnails to download the super happy-time high-res versions (you can right click and Save-As, too!):
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Feature Bike: Andrew’s 121ci Pro One Harley Chopper


26 Sep

Issue 10 of Wild Aussie Choppers magazine is out real soon and includes two Hosking Industries feature shoots, including one on Andrew’s incredible 121ci Pro One Harley chopper, shown here in this selection of six images. You can download FREE desktop wallpaper versions of these six images by visiting our Flick page. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbs below.

Built entirely to Andrew’s discerning tastes, this beautiful white flamed machine sounds and rides just as good as it looks and makes a knee-weakenly awesome 175hp at the wheel. Be sure to get the whole story when issue 10 comes out on sale.

Andrew's 121ci Pro One Chopper

Andrew's 121ci Pro One Chopper      Andrew's 121ci Pro One Chopper

Feature Car: Peter Webb’s 1928 Ford Roadster ‘RED28R’


22 Sep

More and more of our feature shoots are starting to appear in their respective magazine titles and this selection of six images are of Peter Webb’s tasty 1928 Ford roadster. We originally found Peter’s hot rod at the Stanwell Park ‘Tug in the Park’ show.

Running Ford power, Peter’s roadster is detailed to the hilt, top to bottom and features a nice set of billet wheels, carbon fibre dash insert and cream leather trim, including a functional dickie seat. You can read all about it in issue 10 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods magazine, due on sale any day now.

For interested parties, you’ll find strobist information on each relevant image caption on our Flickr page. Just click on the thumbnails below or CLICK HERE to view the entire gallery. You can also download FREE desktop wallpapers after the jump, too!

Peter Webb's 1928 Ford 'RED28R'

Peter Webb's 1928 Ford 'RED28R'      Peter Webb's 1928 Ford 'RED28R'

Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-Res Sydney City Images


21 Sep

We don’t often deviate from our commitment to provide you all with free texture images, but when we do, it’s only so we can bring you some free stock images! This week we’ve brought you some FREE high-resolution stock images of Sydney. However, instead of uploading a bunch of cliched shots of the harbour bridge, opera house or other tripe, we thought we’d look for some more uncommon elements of the city and this is what we’ve found.

You’ll see some nice examples of the juxtaposition of old and new building design primarily, but also some other cool stuff we hope you can use either in design projects or perhaps simply as inspiration for a future design project of your own. Enjoy!

As always, Hosking Industries high-resolution texture images are FREE for personal and commercial use. However, you may not resell, repackage or redistribute these textures or generally pass them off as your own for monetary gain etc. Use them in your design projects, but don’t use them for commercial gain.

Click on the thumbnails to download the super happy-time high-res versions (you can right click and Save-As, too!):
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2000 Images on Flickr!


19 Sep

We flew past the 2000 image mark on our Flickr page this morning with the uploading of the Suicide Silence photos. We like to believe that all 2022 of them are top quality and represent the quality of our work well, but you should be the judge. If you’ve got a spare few minutes, why not take a bit of a tour through our many ‘image sets’ and collections.

Just CLICK HERE to go check out the Flickr page.

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Photo Gallery: Suicide Silence – Sydney 10.09.11


19 Sep

Here’s a series of photos we took at the recent Sydney gig by USA deathcore band Suicide Silence. They performed at the Bald Faced Stag Hotel in Leichardt, Sydney Australia after a venue change from the UNSW Roundhouse. Hosking Industries shot the gig and wrote a review for theAUreview.com. We’ve republished the review for you below and you can now view the images on our Flickr page in a higher resolution than they were originally published.

CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails to view the gallery of 23 images.

Suicide Silence Sydney Image Gallery  Suicide Silence Sydney Image Gallery
Suicide Silence Sydney Image Gallery  Suicide Silence Sydney Image Gallery

Read the review after the break: (more…)

Feature Car: John Walker’s 1932 Ford Coupe ‘TUF32F’


16 Sep

Today we bring you a selection of six images taken during our photo shoot on John Walker’s brilliant pale yellow 1932 Ford coupe hot rod TUF32F for Heavy Duty Hot Rods magazine in Australia. John is a long term member of his hot rod club, the Drag-Ens and has owned and built many rods over his life time.

John built this ’32 himself in the shed at home and drove the wheels off of it during our shoot. As you can see from the photos, it sports a classic combination of small-block Chevrolet V8 full fenders and choice of wheels. You can read all about it in issue 10 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods, on sale soon.

For now, help yourself to some FREE desktop wallpaper versions of the images by CLICKING HERE or on the thumbnails below (the link goes to our Flickr page).

John Walker's 1932 Ford

John Walker's 1932 Ford      John Walker's 1932 Ford

Feature Car: Ashley Ducker’s Holden VS Calais ‘PINK5L’


14 Sep

A selection of 7 images taken during our photo shoot on Ashley Ducker’s sweet pink Holden VS Calais known as ‘PINK5L’. We shot it for issue 188 of Street Commodores, which is due out soon.

It’s great to see more females getting actively into the modified car scene here in Australia and her Calais can easily put it to most guy’s cars with its injected 5L V8, detailed and smoothed engine bay and custom interior. Pop the boot and you’ll be greeted with a sweet install, too!

You can download all these images as desktop wallpapers for FREE by clicking HERE or clicking on the thumbs below.

Any strobist information is included on each image’s caption, so head on over to our Flickr page and check ’em out!

Ashley Ducker's VS Calais 'PINK5L'
Ashley Ducker's VS Calais 'PINK5L'
      Ashley Ducker's VS Calais 'PINK5L'

Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-Resolution Nature Images


14 Sep

OK, so we’ve had a number of weeks worth of texture images lately all centered around automotive stuff in some way; particularly manufacturer emblems and patina stuff. As sweet as they all are, we thought we’d put together a collection of six more natural stock images for you this week. We’ve got a shot of a healthy-looking chilli, a weird bug on a leaf, a bee scouting for nectar and a couple others that are sure to find a use somewhere.

As always, Hosking Industries high-resolution texture images are FREE for personal and commercial use. However, you may not resell, repackage or redistribute these textures or generally pass them off as your own for monetary gain etc. Use them in your design projects, but don’t use them for commercial gain.

Click on the thumbnails to download the super happy-time high-res versions (you can right click and Save-As, too!):
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