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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

Front Cover: Joe’s Falcon for Power Magazine (Slovakia)


19 Sep

Our photo shoot on Joe’s brilliant Ford Falcon (originally published in Street Fords) has made it onto the front cover of Power Magazine in Slovakia! I’d recommend you heading out to your local newsstand to grab a copy, but it’s only sold in Europe. Anyway, enjoy the front cover art and a link to some MORE PICS of it.

Power Magazine - Sept-Oct 2016

Featured: HoskingInd Featured on fstoppers.com


22 Aug

Some of our work was featured on fstoppers.com today! Our recent BTS video highlighting strobist techniques for shooting automotive detail images is the centre of attention, accompanied by some resulting finished images. Nice to be recognised! CLICK HERE or on the image to check out their post.

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2016 Calendar: FREE March Desktop Calendar


26 Feb

Grab yourself a FREE March 2016 desktop calendar / wallpaper, featuring Phil Mizzi’s insane VW Barndoor drag car, known as GROVER. Just CLICK HERE or on the image to get the full-resolution version. Enjoy!

Free March 2016 Desktop Calendar

2016 Digital Calendar: FREE Desktop Calendar for February!


28 Jan

Can you believe we’re staring down the barrel of February already!? Didn’t we just celebrate Xmas? Anyway, that means it’s time for our next FREE desktop calendar and this month’s star is Phil Kerjean’s spastic Holden VC (yes, VC) Commodore wagon burnout machine. Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD HERE or click the image.

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Short Shots: Hosking Ind’s Automotive Portfolio Video on Youtube


28 Jan

We put together a short, one-minute video of our favourite 25 automotive images and posted it to Youtube last week. It acts as a kind of portfolio showcasing our best work in a time frame that is unlikely to bore anyone to death or infuriate someone trying to navigate our 400+ posts here or 5000 images on Flickr!

Enjoy!