Archive for August, 2013

Cover Shoot: The Chop Shop on Performance Garage Magazine


30 Aug

Be sure to check out Hosking Industries‘ cover photo shoot with the guys from The Chop Shop in the latest issue of Performance Garage magazine. It goes on sale this week! The feature scored a whopping 13 pages! As always, we’ll bring you a few samples from the shoot, along with lighting information and EXIF data soon.

Performance Garage Issue 16

Heavy Duty 180: Brent’s Bagger Harley Davidson in Print


29 Aug

Issue 180 of Heavy Duty magazine goes on sale this week and includes our feature story and photo shoot on Brent’s awesome Harley Davidson bagger. While the bagger crazy is pretty big in the USA, you don’t see many here in Australia as yet, which makes Brent’s bike all the more special. Complete with a tonne of fibreglass work, custom metallic black paint and blue highlights, the bike runs a 26in front rim. Stay tuned for some proper samples next week!

Brent's Harley Bagger in Heavy Duty 180

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Opinion Piece: Strength in Numbers (Street Commodores Editorial Columns)


21 Aug

This is the 13th in a regular series of editorial pieces we’ll be posting here on the blog, originally written by Hosking Industries’ Ben Hosking for Street Commodores magazine and other magazines he’s completed opinion pieces for. This column appeared in issue 179 of Street Commodores:

Strength in Numbers (Written November 15, 2010)

If the modified car enthusiast ever wants to attain some level of rights in the community, it’s all about numbers.

It’s a problem that has plagued the many various modified car scenes since people began chopping, changing and cruising their cars even before WWII: that is, being looked down upon and marginalised by ‘the man’. Car fanatics have always been unfairly targeted by the authorities, had liberties stripped from them or had legislation imposed that would restrict the modifications possible – all under the banner of being safer for the community.

Sadly, more often than not it is the stupid acts of the tiny minority – and the knee-jerk reaction of officials to the resultant public outcry – that bring about ever-tightening laws and restrictions for the majority. It doesn’t matter that our hobby is worth billions to the economy. It doesn’t matter that larger car shows can bring millions in additional revenue to the communities that give them a home. It doesn’t matter that most of the more modified cars on the streets boast a higher level of engineering and specification than the factory ever offered.

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Pencil Genius: Narelle Vella Recreates Evolution’s WL Harley in Pencil


19 Aug

A little over a year ago Hosking Industries received a Facebook message from someone asking to use an image we took as the basis for an illustration. Right off the bat we dug the idea, simply because the person had taken the time to actually ask. That person was Narelle Vella and the work she created, based on one of our images of Evolution Custom Ind‘s WL Harley Davidson is outstanding.

We’ve given Narelle the go ahead to draw from any of our images that she likes, so hopefully we’ll have more examples of her great work to show you here in the future. If you’d like work done using your own bike, get in touch with Narelle HERE.

Evolution Custom Ind's WL Harley Davidson

Evolution Custom Ind's WL Harley - by Narelle Vella

Opinion Piece: Shooting Stuff (Street Commodores Editorial Columns)


17 Aug

This is the twelfth in a regular series of editorial pieces we’ll be posting here on the blog, originally written by Hosking Industries’ Ben Hosking for Street Commodores magazine and other magazines he’s completed opinion pieces for. This column appeared in issue 178 of Street Commodores:

Shooting Stuff (Written October 25, 2010)

Adding a new feature to my professional cap, one car at a time and some tips for you guys playing at home.

So I started shooting feature cars recently. I’d been providing many of our regular shooters with detailed information and feedback on shooting cars for print for years beforehand; however I’d never gotten behind the lens myself to complete a full photoshoot for the magazine.

Sure, I’d shot more technical features and car shows, cruises and events than I care to remember and I’d been taking photos for my own artistic entertainment since I moved to Sydney in 1999. However, actually getting behind the lens to shoot cars myself proved a pretty big step for me emotionally. I was actually pretty nervous before completing my first shoot.

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Feature Car: Fane Harman’s Datsun 260Z


14 Aug

Fane Harman’s Datsun 260Z is a rare and unusual machine. Originally bought for just $200, Fane has plunged $65,000 and nine girlfriends into the car over many years. The result is a 570hp, turbo 3.2L VG30DET V6 that runs 12sec quarters and catches the eye like few others. Be sure to get the full story in issue 191 of Zoom magazine, out now.

CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view and download six FREE desktop wallpaper images of Fane’s Datto convertible! Photo fans will find our EXIF data on each image as well as our lighting information on the detail shots (sorry strobist fans, the exteriors were shot with natural light this time). Enjoy!

Fane Harman's V6 Turbo Datsun

Fane Harman's V6 Turbo Datsun     Fane Harman's V6 Turbo Datsun

Live Gallery: Karnivool + Northlane @ Big Top, Sydney – August 4, 2013


13 Aug

Karnivool returned to Sydney this August to promote the release of their new album, ‘Asymmetry’. Hosking Industries was there to shoot and review the gig for lifemusicmedia.com and you can find a gallery of images and a full live review below:

Karnivool @ Big Top, Sydney - August 4, 2013     Karnivool @ Big Top, Sydney - August 4, 2013

Karnivool @ Big Top, Sydney - August 4, 2013     Karnivool @ Big Top, Sydney - August 4, 2013

Sydney only recently enjoyed a year-ending gig from Perth’s mighty Karnivool – comfortably selling out the Metro and captivating all in attendance. But, with new album ‘Asymmetry’ fresh on the shelves, we’ve been blessed with another breathtaking performance by the prog-rock/metal wunderkinds and we don’t see anyone complaining.

First up on tonight’s short bill is Sydney five-piece Northlane. Bristling with confidence off the back of the attention their recently released second album, ‘Singularity’, has been enjoying, the band quickly take control of the growing audience with their own brand of metal. With hints of djent and metalcore combining with singer Adrian’s hardcore-style vocal, Northlane waste no time in whipping the crowd into a frenzy – generating rabid enthusiasm from what is a short set.

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InFocus Australasia: Issue 5 Available Now!


12 Aug

Issue five of InFocus Australasia is out now and includes interviews with music industry legend Tony Mott and architectural wunderkind Ian Carlson, tutorials on taking control of your exposures and using flash, as well as an in-depth look at getting more professional results from your video projects. There’s also plenty of new camera and accessory information as well as this month’s cover story where we investigate the state of film in 2013.

If that weren’t enough, we look at Lightroom 4’s Slideshow module, showcase some of the 2013 AIPP Epson NSW competition winners and give you the chance to win yourself a Wacom tablet valued at $399. What are you waiting for? Download it now HERE!

Issue 5 of InFocus Australasia

Design: New Hosking Industries Business Cards


08 Aug

Not news exactly, but we thought we’d share our new business card designs with you. Since we haven’t updated the design in almost two years, it seemed high time to give things a freshen up. We’ve got two different designs this time: one that’s motoring specific and another that’s more general in focus.

Contact Hosking Industries today for an obligation-free quote on your next design project. Nothing is too big, or too small!

Hosking Industries Graphic Design

Hosking Industries Graphic Design

Hosking Industries Graphic Design     Hosking Industries Graphic Design