Archive for January, 2012

Feature Bike: Mark Blackburn’s 2005 Chrome Horse Harley


31 Jan

Mark, or Jed as he’s known, owns this pristine and well-ridden 2005 Chrome Horse Harley chopper. Our photo shoot on the bike appears in issue 13 of Wild Aussie Choppers magazine here in Australia, on-sale now.

It runs a 113ci Ultima El Bruto with Crane cam, Ultima ignition, S&S G-series carb’ and Vance and Hines pipes. He’s ridden it to Queensland and back four times from his home base in Western Sydney and it still looks fresh today.

As always we’ve got six FREE desktop wallpaper images of Jed’s Harley Davidson for you and each image caption on our Flickr page contains lighting info for the strobist fans out there. Just CLICK HERE to make the jump and download the images or click on the thumbnails below.

Mark Blackburn's 2005 Chrome Horse Harley

Mark Blackburn's 2005 Chrome Horse Harley     Mark Blackburn's 2005 Chrome Horse Harley

Feature Car: Greg South’s 1931 Model A Ford Roadster


25 Jan

Resplendent in its vibrant Morpheus purple paint scheme, Greg South’s 1931 Model A Ford roadster made quite an impact in its feature spread in issue 12 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods magazine here in Australia – on-sale now. Greg owns G Force Automotive in Sydney’s south west and handled most of the work on the 351ci-powered Ford himself and you can read all about their story in the magazine.

As always, we’re offering six FREE desktop wallpaper images of Greg’s ’31 on our Flickr page which you can access by CLICKING HERE or on the thumbnails below. For the strobist fans, all our lighting information can be found on each image’s caption on our Flickr page. They should also contain the EXIF data.

If you’re interested in a framed print of this vehicle, hit up the contact button at the top of the page and we’ll provide an obligation-free quote.

Greg South's 1931 Model A Ford Roadster

Greg South's 1931 Model A Ford Roadster     Greg South's 1931 Model A Ford Roadster

Live Review: Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane @ State Theatre, Sydney – 17.01.12


24 Jan

Mike Patton's Mondo Cane - Live Review

theAUreview.com just published our review of Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane at Sydney’s State Theatre on January 17, 2012 – supported by Melbourne’s Anthony Patreas. Check out the full review by CLICKING HERE or on the image.

…Mike Patton needs no introduction. His history with bands like Faith No More and Mr Bungle has virtually made him a household name. His other projects such as Fantomas, Tomahawk and Peeping Tom have further secured his reputation as an uncompromising, twisted and true pioneering genius…

Read the entire review by CLICKING HERE or on the image above.

Feature Bike: Anthony’s Harley Davidson Heritage Softail


23 Jan

When it comes to custom choppers, it’s rare that you find a bike that’s been truly built to ride. Anthony’s Heritage Softail Harley Davidson is one such bike and Hosking Industries photographed it for issue 13 of Wild Aussie Choppers magazine here in Australia – on-sale now!

It’s a 1340cc Evolution-powered beast with aftermarket power modifications, Brembo brakes and airbags in the rear suspension to get the right stance. Of course, the green flamed pin striping looks killer, too. Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine to read all about it.

As always, we’ve got six FREE desktop wallpaper images of the bike for you. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view and download. For strobist fans, you’ll also find lighting information on each image caption on our Flickr page after you take the jump.

A big thanks to Carriageworks in Sydney for allowing us to shoot on their magnificent premises!

Anthony's Harley Davidson Heritage Softail

Anthony's Harley Davidson Heritage Softail     Anthony's Harley Davidson Heritage Softail

Feature Bikes: Tim and Neil’s Custom Harley Davidson Bobbers


19 Jan

Issue 13 of Wild Aussie Choppers contains no less than four feature photo shoots by Hosking Industries and this shoot on Tim and Neil’s matching Harley Davidson-powered bobbers is one of them. Hailing from the Northen Beaches of Sydney in NSW, Australia, Tim and Neil are mates that share a love of custom cars and bikes and own a few cool machines between them, including the work-in-progress F-truck that’s in the shed behind the bikes.

These two motorcycles garnered an extensive spread in the magazine and you can read all about their construction and technical specs in issue 13, on-sale now. For all the strobist fans, you’ll find lighting information in the captions for each shot on our Flick page by CLICKING HERE or on the thumbs below. And don’t forget, we also offer these six images in desktop wallpaper dimensions FREE!

Tim and Neil's Custom Harley Bobbers

Tim and Neil's Custom Harley Bobbers     Tim and Neil's Custom Harley Bobbers

Feature Car: Tony Thomas’ 1928 Ford Pickup


17 Jan

January is a big month for Hosking Industries, with at least seven new automotive feature shoots published in national and international magazines. Tony Thomas’ awesome 1928 Ford Model A pickup is one of them, featured in issue 12 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods magazine in Australia. He and the car share an equally impressive story and you can read all about it by picking up a copy of the mag’, on-sale this month.

The pickup runs a 1967 327ci Chev’ with quad 48mm IDA Webers and blitzed the show scene when it debuted way back in 1989. We shot the car in Sydney’s North West, primarily using strobist gear and we’ve included all the lighting details for anyone interested. Just click HERE or on the thumbnails below for FREE desktop wallpapers and to check out larger versions of the images on our Flickr page where you’ll find captions for each shot.

Tony Thomas' 1928 Model A Ford Pickup

Tony Thomas' 1928 Model A Ford Pickup     Tony Thomas' 1928 Model A Ford Pickup

Feature Bike: Alf’s Custom Harley Davidson Chopper


12 Jan

After a bit of a dry spell over the Xmas holidays, the Hosking Industries office is back in action and buzzing with new magazine releases showcasing our photographic and written work. First cab off the rank is this incredible custom Harley Davidson chopper belonging to Alf from Sydney. Featured in issue 13 of Wild Aussie Choppers magazine, this feature goes on sale this month and this same issue includes three other of our feature bike shoots which we’ll bring you samples of over the next several days.

Alf’s bike runs a warmed over 80ci Harley V-twin and was built by Powerhouse Cycles, Farnon Cycles and Mild & Wild Cycles. You can read all about Alf and his bike in the magazine, so for now just enjoy these six FREE desktop wallpaper images by CLICKING HERE or on the thumbnails below.

Alf's Custom Harley Davidson Chopper

Alf's Custom Harley Davidson Chopper     Alf's Custom Harley Davidson Chopper