Archive for March, 2012

Feature Car: Jim Pedersen’s 1933 Ford Sedan Hot Rod


29 Mar

Our last feature car for issue 13 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods magazine belongs to Jim Pedersen, from the Newcastle region of NSW, Australia. His beautiful 1933 Ford sedan started as a total wreck that nearly ended up on the scrap heap, but Jim brought it back to life in spectacular fashion over several years.

Riddled with detail from top to bottom, including the undercarriage, the ’33 is powered by a 283ci Chev’ V8 that was actually running a retro-chic set of triples when we first saw it, but now runs a 600cfm Holley as the car is now up for sale. Just check out that awesome metal-flake vinyl interior!

As always we’ve included all the shots in desktop wallpaper resolution FREE for your pleasure and the strobist fans will find lighting information on each image’s caption on our Flickr page. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to jump.

Jim Pedersen's 1933 Ford Sedan Hot Rod

Jim Pedersen's 1933 Ford Sedan     Jim Pedersen's 1933 Ford Sedan

Feature Car: Chris Hickman’s Willys Coupe


27 Mar

Issue 13 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods is on-sale now and contains four photo shoots by Hosking Industries, including a shoot on Chris Hickman’s incredible, regularly driven Willys coupe, pictured here. We first saw Chris’ coupe at the first annual Autumnfest, a new rod and custom culture show in Taree, NSW Australia. In fact, the second event is coming up shortly, on the weekend of April 28 and 29, 2012. Check it out HERE.

Back to Chris’ Willys: powered by a 6.71-blown 350ci SBC, the beast makes around 500rwhp and looks every bit as menacing with its slammed stance and huge 15x10in rear hoops. The car is full of cool details, like the frenched Caddy tail lights and plenty more you can read about in Heavy Duty Hot Rods. Be sure to pick up a copy at your local.

As always, we’ve got a bunch of FREE desktop wallpaper versions of the six images here and strobist fans can find lighting information on each image’s caption on our Flickr page. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to jump.

Buy a print of this Willys: CLICK HERE

Chris Hickman's Willys Coupe

Chris Hickman's Willys Coupe     Chris Hickman's Willys Coupe

Feature Car: Daniel Cox’s 1936 Morris 8 Tudor


22 Mar

Now for something a little different! Novocastrian (someone from Newcastle, Australia, for the uninitiated) Daniel Cox built this way-cool 1936 Morris 8, inspired by the exaggerated proportions and out-there thinking of legends like Ed Roth. His wild creation is certainly a fitting testament to the twisted mind of the ‘Big Daddy’ and you’ll be able to read all about it’s journey from junk heap to hero in issue 13 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods, on-sale now.

Powered by a tunnel-rammed 350ci SBC and T350 (the venerable combo), the little British tudor must feel a bit like a go-kart on the road, but somehow Daniel has found a tasty visual balance with the car – a car that also boasts wicked Caddy tail lights, neat flames and gorgeous billet rims. Daniel scored an excellent location for the shoot at an old, still operational factory just outside of Newcastle that we dearly hope to be able to use again in the future. Don’t think for a second we’re gonna tell you where this one is!

As always, we’ve included strobist information (where applicable) and our EXIF data is always on show for those who want to know. You can download all six images as FREE desktop wallpaper images. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to jump.

Daniel Cox's 1936 Morris 8 Tudor

Daniel Cox's 1936 Morris 8 Tudor     Daniel Cox's 1936 Morris 8 Tudor

Feature Car: Tony and Joseph Scro’s 1928 Model-A Ford


19 Mar

One of our favourite shoots of 2011 has just been published in Heavy Duty Hot Rods issue 13, on sale now. Sadly the shoot was attributed to another shooter in the magazine, but we know it’s ours. The shoot is on Tony and Joseph Scro’s immaculate and beautiful 1928 Ford Model-A roadster, pictured below.

Tony and Joseph’s Model-A actually sits on a pair of ’32 chassis rails and wears a matching 1932 grille. under the bonnet you’ll find a 283ci SBC, fed by three 97 Strombergs on an Offy manifold. The combo is backed by a T350 and retro-chic Quick Change diff’. It’s a timeless, classic combo of parts and appearances and you can read all about it in issue 13 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods.

As always, we’ve included lighting info on each image for the Strobist fanatics out there and you should be able to find the EXIF data buried in there, somewhere too. We’ve included six FREE desktop wallpaper versions of the shots on our Flickr page. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbs below to view and download them all!

Tony and Joseph Scro's 1928 Model-A Ford

Tony and Joseph Scro's 1928 Model-A Ford     Tony and Joseph Scro's 1928 Model-A Ford

Feature Car: Shannon ‘Walt’ Robertshaw’s 1965 Ford XP Delivery


13 Mar

Also featured in issue 46 of Brute Utes & Vans is our feature shoot on Shannon ‘Walt’ Robertshaw’s retro-cool 1965 Falcon sedan delivery. We found Shannon and his Ford at the Taren Point Rat Day on a couple of occasions and finally picked up the phone and arranged a shoot. It’s certainly a mild custom, with only a short selection of nice modifications to make it a reliable and eye-catching daily without the need for engineer’s papers.

Powered by a stocker 170ci Ford six-cylinder up front, the delivery boasts plenty of pin striping and rodding stickers as well as the obligatory Mexican blanket, drive-in speakers and white wall tyres. He and his faithful companion can be seen cruising his native Central Coast (NSW) area all the time and we loved the laid back, old-school vibes this car dished out. Be sure to pick up a copy of issue 46 of Brute Utes & Vans when it goes on sale shortly.

We shot the Falcon in Shannon’s workshop using Canon Speedlite flashes and we’ve listed the lighting information on each image’s caption on our Flickr page as usual. You can read all that and download desktop wallpaper versions of the images by CLICKING HERE or on the images below. Enjoy!

Shannon 'Walt' Robertshaw's XP Falcon Delivery

Shannon 'Walt' Robertshaw's XP Falcon Delivery     Shannon 'Walt' Robertshaw's XP Falcon Delivery

Feature Car: Michael Symonds’ Holden VU SS


09 Mar

Brute Utes magazine recently published our photo shoot and story on Michael Symonds’ 2001 Holden VU SS, known as IM25US (I’m too suss, for the number plate illiterate). You can read all about Michael and his ute in issue 46 of the magazine, on sale very soon.

The ute’s LS1 engine makes a healthy 415rwhp thanks to some fine tuning by Sam’s Performance in Padstow, NSW. It’s clearly when things get more graphic that Michael’s SS really shines, with plenty of evil air brushed murals along the flanks and under the bonnet. The all-blue interior has to be seen up close to truly appreciate.

As always, we’ve got a selection of desktop wallpaper images of the VU for you to view and download FREE. While most of the shoot was done using ambient light, you can find lighting information and EXIF data on each image’s caption on our Flickr page. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to check it all out.

Michael Symond's 2001 Holden VU SS

Michael Symond's 2001 Holden VU SS     Michael Symond's 2001 Holden VU SS

Promo Shoot: Gojira for Australian Hysteria Magazine


07 Mar

Gojira Promo Shoot

I’d been wanting to get into doing band promo shoots since going freelance back at the start of 2010. While I hadn’t made much of an effort to get out there and drum up that kind of business, it was definitely something on my to-do list. Last week, I got my chance to dip a toe in thanks to the guys at Australian Hysteria magazine.

OK, so perhaps shooting an international band like Gojira (from France) is a little more than a ‘dip’ into the promo shoot waters! being my first band promo shoot and being a fan, I was pretty nervous about the shoot in the lead-up, so I made sure I wrangled in an assistant (thanks to Jackson for his time and help!)  for the day and got there early to check out the location and set up some lighting options and test them before the band got there.

I only used simple two-light setups for all these shots, taken in two different parts of the same location for different looks. I ultimately had the band’s attention for no more than 10 minutes, which I would assume is normal for this kind of shoot – but I got what I needed. I also got wrangled into shooting the band with their equipment for another section of the same magazine, which was cool. it also meant we got to watch Mastodon’s sound check while waiting for Gojira to arrive.

You can find lighting into on each image’s caption and be sure to check out an upcoming issue of Australian Hysteria magazine for the published shots when their new album comes out. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know when it gets published! CLICK HERE or on the image above to check out the shots. One of them is a FREE desktop wallpaper. Enjoy.

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