Archive for March, 2013

Feature Cars: Fat Cat Classics’ Jaguar Wedding Cars


22 Mar

It’s not uncommon to see a group of similar cars being used in a wedding procession. Here in Australia, it’s normal to see a line of Holden Toranas or Walkinshaws carrying bride and groom to the church. Perhaps you’ve noticed the occasional convoy of Harley Davidsons performing similar duties. But have you ever seen a line of matching supercharged Jaguars wearing the same paintwork, wheel choice and boasting roots blowers protruding through the bonnets? Didn’t think so.

That’s exactly why Extreme Action magazine commissioned us to photograph Fat Cat Classics‘ trio of fine ladies for issue 99 of the magazine and write up the story on how they came to be. Shot within the confines of Forza Performance’s Sydney workshop, the trio includes the 1971 XJ12 known as Marilyn with its 400ci Chevrolet V8 and 4/71 supercharger; as well as the even more bruising 1963 MK10 known as Elizabeth, running a stout 383ci stroker topped with an 8/71 blower. Talk about getting to your wedding fast!

As always, we’ve got a series of FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to enjoy and strobist fans will find our lighting information and EXIF data on each image’s caption, too. Simply CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to visit our Flickr page where all the goodies lay in wait for your visit.

Fat Cat Classics' Jaguar Wedding Cars

Fat Cat Classics' Jaguar Wedding Cars     Fat Cat Classics' Jaguar Wedding Cars

Portrait Photography: We do more than shoot cars and bikes!


21 Mar

Hosking Industries Portrait Photography

In preparation for an impending musician promotional photo shoot recently, we dragged Tess into the yard and tested out some new lighting equipment. Tess hates posing for us, but the results were very nice. Photographers can find our lighting information and EXIF data by checking out the gallery of six images HERE. Click the link if you just want to check out the photos, too!

Hosking Industries provides quality, professional photographic services at competitive rates. We may specialise in automotive work, however we pride ourselves on the quality of our portrait work, too. Feel free to check out our gallery of portrait photography by CLICKING HERE. Contact us today for an obligation-free quote on your next project, whether it be family portraits, kids, pets or your band.

Hosking Industries Portrait Photography     Hosking Industries Portrait Photography

Feature Bike: Zero Engineering Type 5


18 Mar

We had the pleasure of photographing the Zero Engineering Type 5 bobber, bolted together by Action Motorcycles in Sydney in late 2012. Our photos and feature story have been featured in issue 127 of Heavy Duty Magazine, which is on sale right now!

Modelled around the Zero Engineering bike seen in the Iron Man films, this Type 5 is powered by a Harley Davidson twin and 5-speed ‘box, but boasts custom paint and other aesthetic treatments, such as the ‘Iron Man’ short exhaust. Perhaps the best thing about the Zero bikes is that they’re ADR compliant, registered and ready to ride.

As always, we’ve got a series of FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to enjoy and strobist fans will find our lighting information and EXIF data on each image’s caption, too. Simply CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to visit our Flickr page where all the goodies lay in wait for your visit.

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Zero Engineering Type 5

Zero Engineering Type 5     Zero Engineering Type 5

Slayer, Anthrax and Kingdom of Sorrow @ Big Top, Luna Park – 25.02.13


14 Mar

Slayer, Anthrax and Kingdome of Sorrow in Sydney     Slayer, Anthrax and Kingdome of Sorrow in Sydney

Slayer, Anthrax and Kingdome of Sorrow in Sydney     Slayer, Anthrax and Kingdome of Sorrow in Sydney

We had the pleasure of photographing and reviewing Slayer‘s concert at Sydney’s Big Top at Luna Park on Monday February 25, 2013. It was their ‘Sidewave’ show, supporting the annual Soundwave festival and the band was joined by Anthrax and Kingdom of Sorrow. We shot and reviewed the gig for lifemusicmedia.com. Click HERE to check out the gallery, or read the below:

Ahh, the annual Soundwave cavalcade. A time for sunburn, aching legs, aching livers and severe tinnitus. For those with average bank accounts, Soundwave is usually a choice between the main festival and the many and varied accompanying ‘Sidewave’ shows.

For some, the choice to purchase tickets to a Sidewave is more about being able to see their favourite bands in a more intimate environment with a few thousand other die-hards instead of tens of thousands. We’re left in no doubt tonight that many of the punters filling Luna Park’s Bog Top in Sydney fall squarely into the third category: those who feel compelled to spend up and see their favourite band/s in both arenas. Tonight’s Sidewave, starring Slayer, Anthrax and Kingdom of Sorrow is truly an exceptional line up of talent for one intimate venue and it comes as no surprise to find a long line of black-clad dudes stretching out past the big open mouth of the amusement park.
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