Archive for October, 2013

Cover Shoot: Anthony’s Holden Collection for Performance Garage #18


30 Oct

Issue 18 of Performance Garage has started filtering into newsstands, packaged with magazines like Street Commodores, Street Fords, Extreme and other great titles from the EMG stable. It features our photo shoot on Anthony’s awesome Holden collection on the front cover, as well as a great feature on the Drag-Ens hot rod club that we shot a couple of months ago. One of the country’s oldest clubs, the Drag-Ens recently celebrated its 50th anniversary!

Be sure to pick up a copy today!

 Anthony's Holden Collection for Performance Garage Magazine

Drag-Ens Hot Rod Club for Performance Garage Issue 18     Anthony's Holden Collection for Performance Garage Issue 18

Opinion Piece: Show Time! (Street Commodores Editorial Columns)


28 Oct

This is the 20th 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 186 of Street Commodores (…and seems perfectly fitting, given that Cruise for Charity 10 is happening nationwide right now):

Show Time! (Written May 3, 2011)

It’s Cruise for Charity time again. Get ready for the biggest Commodore party in the world.

I’m sure these things are coming around faster every year. It feels like just yesterday I was standing amongst well over 1000 Commodores at the Penrith Regatta Centre here in Sydney, marvelling at the size of the crowds and the generosity of the donations pouring in for Cruise for Charity’s new beneficiary, Children’s Hospital Foundations Australia.

Yet, here we are on the cusp of Cruise for Charity 8. I find it hard to comprehend that we’re now closer to the tenth anniversary than we are to the fifth. I still vividly remember organising the first Cruise for Charity so many moons ago. Even at that stage, with just 150 Commodores on show it felt like something important and impressive. With the results Liam and the team achieved in 2010, that first formative step looks so miniscule by comparison.

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On The Cover: Buster’s Insane Chopper on Heavy Duty Magazine


26 Oct

Be sure to pick up a copy of the latest Heavy Duty magazine when it goes on sale next week and check out our photo shoot and feature story on Buster’s chopper (see inset pic on cover)! It’s an awesome machine that’s been rarely seen on the street and never in print. It even made on the of the posters!

See Issue 131 of Heavy Duty Magazine

Buster's Harley Davidson Chopper

Cover Shoots: Two Cover Cars on Gasoline Magazine!


16 Oct

Stoked to catch a glimpse of the cover of the upcoming issue of Gasoline magazine, featuring two of our photoshoots: Kurt Davis’ GTS Holden Monaro and the incredible Eleanor-styled Mustang pictured below.

The magazine goes on sale October 31. We’ll bring you some more pics of the cars after that date. For now, bask in the glory that is the front cover!

Issue 16 of Gasoline Magazine

InFocus Australasia: Issue 7 Available FREE Now!


16 Oct

Issue seven of InFocus Australasia is out now FREE and includes interviews with landscape master Christian Fletcher and stop-motion sand artist Marieka Walsh, tutorials on mastering composition, easy DIY home studio setup, helping your autofocus in tricky situations and creating pro-looking DVDs from your video projects. There’s also plenty of new camera and accessory information as well as this month’s cover story where we go in-depth on formal photography education.

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

Get Issue 7 of InFocus Australasia Now

Spotlighted: Kurt’s Monaro Hits PhotographyBay.com!


14 Oct

Just last week we enjoyed seeing our image of Kurt’s GTS Monaro featured at a ‘Ridiculously Awesome’ wallpaper on Jalopnik. This week it’s shown up on the front page of photography.com, first up on their weekly round-up of ‘reader images’. Nice!

Kurt's Holden Monaro on photographybay.com

Cover Shoot: The Chop Shop on Performance Garage


14 Oct

We had the pleasure of working with the guys at Gosford’s The Chop Shop once again, this time photographing the team for the cover of Performance Garage magazine. The issue it was published in came out last month.

We’ve uploaded a bunch of images from the shoot onto our Flickr page for anyone who wants a closer look or a FREE wallpaper version of the shot. Lighting and image information is also available for anyone interested in that sort of thing!

CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to see more.

The Chop Shop for Performance Garage

The Chop Shop for Performance Garage     The Chop Shop for Performance Garage

Opinion Piece: Moral Dilemma (Street Commodores Editorial Column)


11 Oct

This is the 19th 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 185 of Street Commodores:

Moral Dilemma (Written April 7, 2011)

What do you do when your suburb is being overrun by idiots?

I live practically on a roundabout. My house sits right at the edge with the driveway pointing right at the large, round concrete disc that makes up the traffic flow modifier. It’s a pretty busy street, too. All the buses that circulate in the area use the roundabout day and night and with two primary schools in close proximity, you can bet 9am and 3pm are busy times here, too!

Sure, I should have thought about the potential for excess noise pollution before I bought the place a few years ago and honestly, to a certain extent I’ve trained my brain to block much of it out. However, there’s one element I haven’t been able to block out: idiot drivers and those with ridiculously loud exhausts.

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Jalopnik: Totally Awesome Hosking industries Wallpaper!


07 Oct

We were pretty chuffed when American motoring site Jalopnik decided to use one of our images for their weekend wallpaper: this shot of Kurt Davis’ GTS Holden Monaro. Cheers to Jalopnik and anyone who stopped my to check out our page as a result!

Jalopnik Awesome GTS Monaro Wallpaper

Opinion Piece: Play Nice (Street Commodores Editorial Column)


02 Oct

This is the 18th 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 184 of Street Commodores:

Play Nice (Written March 21, 2011)

I’m not religious, but do agree with the mantra of ‘treat others as you want to be treated’.

The recent catastrophes in New Zealand, Queensland, Victoria and Japan have really helped put things into perspective for a lot of people. Australians, for the most part, really haven’t had anything in the way of terrible hardship for at least two generations.

There has been no crippling depression, no civil unrest, no famine and no widespread disease and whilst our version of democracy is really a joke, it’s a far sight better than the dictatorships many other nations live under. Just look at the lethal struggle nations like Egypt and Lybia have undertaken to try and free themselves of oppression.

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