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

Promo Shoot: Team Bray Racing for Gulf Western Oil

21 Feb

I was commissioned to photograph Victor and Ben Bray of Team Bray Racing for Gulf Western Oil‘s latest marketing campaign late in 2016. These are the main shots that the company have been using for their ads and posters.

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Gulf Western Oil - Team Bray Racing - Promo Shots

Gulf Western Oil - Team Bray Racing - Promo Shots

Gulf Western Oil - Team Bray Racing - Promo Shots

Anthony Dooley’s Holden VK Commodore

20 Feb

My photo shoot on Anthony Dooley’s tough, blown VK Commodore made it on to the front cover of the latest issue of Street Commodores, which is on sale now! The HDT clone makes 800hp from its 8/71, 408ci LS-based powerplant.

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Anthony Dooley's Holden VK Commodore

Anthony Dooley's Holden VK Commodore     Anthony Dooley's Holden VK Commodore

Street Commodores - Issue 261

Front Cover: Anthony’s Safar’s LSA-Powered VK Commodore

15 Feb

My shoot on Anthony’s LSA-powered VK Commodore made it onto the front cover of the next issue of Street Commodores which comes out real soon.

Street Commodores Issue 262

Feature Car: Adam and Kylie Perry’s ‘Tailspin’ Phantom Holden

13 Feb

I was lucky enough to land the gig of shooting one of the country’s most unique and well executed custom cars in recent times for Street Machine magazine. The feature spread came out in their last issue. Based on a 1990s concept sketch, the car is a 1960s FB Holden, effectively turned arse about, converted to a coupe and boasting an R33 Skyline roof. I think the photos speak for themselves. it’s an incredible car.

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Adam and Kylie Perry's Holden Phantom 'Tailspin'

Adam and Kylie Perry's Holden Phantom 'Tailspin'     Adam and Kylie Perry's Holden Phantom 'Tailspin'

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!

Cover Car: Michael Coiro’s Nissan S15 200SX Silvia

07 Feb

I was lucky enough to shoot Michael Coiro’s Nissan S15 200SX Silvia for the front cover of the January 2017 issue of Fast Fours magazine, which was on sale last month. This thing has undergone a few different guises in its time, but now rocks a 455rwkW SR20 combo, cage and flawless Brandy Wine paint.

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Michael Coiro's NIssan S15 200SX Silvia

Michael Coiro's NIssan S15 200SX Silvia     Michael Coiro's NIssan S15 200SX Silvia

Feature Car: Mark Sullivan’s Pontiac Firebird

02 Feb

My photo shoot on Mark Sullivan’s slammed, big-block powered Pontiac Firebird made it into the January 2017 issue of Street Machine which was on sale last month. Mark is a prolific self builder and did almost all the work on the car himself in his home workshop on the NSW Central Coast.

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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.

Mark Sullivan's Pontiac Firebird

Mark Sullivan's Pontiac Firebird     Mark Sullivan's Pontiac Firebird

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