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Front Cover: Joe’s RX2 for Fast Fours and Rotaries April 2017


21 Mar

My photo shoot on Joe’s tyre killing Mazda RX2 is on the cover of the new issue of Fast Fours and Rotaries magazine, which goes on sale at the end of the week (24 March).

Fast Fours - April 2017

Front Cover: Incar Entertainment Magazine 2/17


20 Mar

My photoshoots on Steven Santos’ twin turbo HSV Walkinshaw and Robert Peggs’ Torana Hatch grace the front cover of the new issue of Incar Entertainment magazine which goes on sale soon! Be sure to grab a copy at a newsagent near you!

Incar Entertainment Magazine - Issue 2/17

Winner: Top Shot in I-Shot-It Cars and Transport Photo Competition


27 Feb

I did pretty well in the first round of competition for 2017 in the I-Shot-It Cars and Transport Photo Competition, sponsored by Leica. I won the round and scored two additional Mark of Excellence awards from the three images I submitted! Thanks to the judge and Leica for regularly running this competition. I’ve been lucky enough to win twice now.

Front Cover: Nick Bruzzese’s Mazda RX7 for Fast Fours


23 Feb

My shoot on Nick’s Mazda RX7 made it on to the front cover of the new issue of Fast Fours, which went on sale today. Also inside is my shoot on Firas’ Dastun!

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Fast Fours 130 March 2017

Book: Volume 4 – Automotive Photography is HERE!


11 Feb

It’s been about 18 months since I published Volume 3 of my imaginatively titled Automotive Photography photo book series, so that meant it was about time to put together Volume 4! I’ve just uploaded it to my online store and it’s now ready to order (not that I really expect anyone to want a copy, considering prices start at $123 plus gst!). CLICK HERE to buy.

For everyone else who just wants a look inside, you can see the online preview below:

The book is a 160-page, hard cover, bound, large format item and if you tick the premium option, it boasts top quality lustre pearl paper, premium end papers and a nice glossy dust jacket! However, again, at over $200, it’s really only meant for my own amusement. Either way, have a look and enjoy!

Happy Birthday To Us! Hosking Ind Turns 7!


01 Feb

Hosking Industries Turns 7
Today marks seven years since I went freelance, meaning Hosking Industries also turns 7 today.

It feels like only the other day that I met with my accountant to get all the paperwork sorted and the ASIC fees paid etc. Since then, I’ve had well over 400 automotive photo shoots published  around the world and even more written works, not to mention event coverage and technical articles! I’ve also met countless friendly car owners, who have, in the vast majority, been generous with their time and a pleasure to work with …oh, and the cars! Wow!

This year looks like it’ll be a little more challenging, with the further erosion of the car magazine business. However, that will just mean I’ll have to search further afield for new opportunities. Maybe diversify a little more (anyone need family portraits or have a wedding coming up!? ).

Thanks again to all the car owners, magazine staffers and anyone who has taken the time to Like or Share an image. It’s appreciated.Here’s to another successful 12 months!
Cheers,
Ben

Front Cover: Street Commodores 261 and Fast Fours Feb 2017


28 Jan

My photo shoots on Anthony Dooly’s blown VK Commodore and Gerry’s insane quad-rotor Mazda Savanna made it onto the front covers of the new issues of Street Commodores and Fast Fours respectively. Both are on sale now nationwide! I’ll post some of my patented (not really patented) totally FREE wallpaper images of both cars soon.

Street Commodores - Issue 261

Fast Fours and Rotaries - February 2017

Feature Car: Nathan Van Steenbeek’s Holden VL Calais


26 Oct

Nathan Van Steenbeek’s killer 427ci LS3-powered Holden VL Calais is featured in the latest issue of Street Commodores magazine! Be sure to check it out for the whole story on this tyre-frying machine.

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As always, we’ve got a series of FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to enjoy. Simply CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to visit our Flickr page where all the goodies lay in wait for your visit.

Nathan Van Steenbeek's Holden VL Calais

Nathan Van Steenbeek's Holden VL Calais     Nathan Van Steenbeek's Holden VL Calais

Available Now: Get Your 2017 Automotive Calendars Here!


27 Sep

We’ve just put the finishing touches on our trio of 2017 automotive calendars and they’re available NOW through our Redbubble.com online store! CLICK HERE or on the image below to go check them out. At $33.00 each (plus shipping), they’re competitively priced and full of exclusive Aussie content (plus we’ll really like you if you buy one!).

2017 Automotive Calendars

October 2016 FREE Desktop Calendar: Darrin Stokes’ Blown Hemi ‘Cuda


26 Sep

CLICK HERE to grab your totally, 100% FREE October 2016 desktop calendar, featuring Darrin Stokes’ tough, blown Hemi ‘Cuda, as featured in Street Machine!

Darrin Stokes Hemi Cuda October Calendar