Posts Tagged ‘august 2012’

Feature Bike: Adam Pietras’ 2005 Custom Chopper


28 Aug

Issue 18 of Australia’s Hottest Bobbers & Customs (aka Wild Aussie Choppers) is in our hot little hands and includes two feature shoots by Hosking Industries, including this one, of Adam Pietras’ custom 2005 rigid Harley Davidson chopper. Be sure to grab a copy when it goes on sale this September.

Heavily raked, stretched and covered in candy paint and evil clown murals, Adam’s chopper is powered by a modified Evolution vee-twin engine that sounds like Hell is coming to breakfast through its ‘Ground Pounder’ exhaust pipes. Adam says he built the bike largely himself and it features numerous tributes to his late patriarchs, like special engraved DOB and RIP dates, an old Zippo lighter and other meaningful trinkets to keep him company on long cruises. It’s a rigid framed machine with next to no seat padding that must be a kidney killer on anything but baby-ass smooth roads.

As always, we’ve got a stack of FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to view and download on our Flickr page, as well as the usual lighting and EXIF data for the camera fans. Just CLICK HERE or on this thumbnails below to head over.

Adam Pietras' Custom Rigid Chopper

Adam Pietras' Custom Rigid Chopper     Adam Pietras' Custom Rigid Chopper

Feature Bike: Custom Von Dutch Chopper


22 Aug

Issue 17 of Australia’s Wildest Custom Choppers (aka Wild Aussie Choppers) magazine is on sale now (including a FREE back issue and posterbook!) and features our photo shoot on Mr. X’s custom Von Dutch chopper, pictured below. It’s a crazy machine that’s powered by an angry 103ci Screamin’ Eagle twin and boasts more billet and chrome than most.

We shot the bike and a local Sydney workshop amongst a tonne of other nice bikes in various states of build using our usual three strobe setups, which you can learn more about by visiting our Flickr page. You’ll also find a series of FREE desktop wallpaper images over there! CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to hit it.

Custom Von Dutch Chopper

Custom Von Dutch Chopper     Custom Von Dutch Chopper

Feature Car: David Chami’s LS1 LH Holden Torana


16 Aug

Issue 47 of Xtreme Holdens is due out soon and contains our photo shoot and feature story on David Chami’s cool self-built LH Holden Torana. Powered by a late-model LS1 alloy V8, this unassuming beast mixes classic Holden appeal with modern Holden power.

In a potentially perilous turn of events, Dave actually bought the car on the internet, sight unseen. Luckily for him, everything turned out OK and the car still wears that same coat of paint today. While the trim is original, everything under the car has been changed and you can read all about it in issue 47 of Xtreme Holdens.

As always, we’ve got a raft of FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to view and download on our Flickr page. Strobist fans and camera buffs will also find our lighting info and EXIF data there, however the exterior shots were primarily shot using natural available light. CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view.

David Chami's LH Holden Torana

David Chami's LH Holden Torana     David Chami's LH Holden Torana

Feature Bike: Joe Di Palma’s Big Bear Chopper


10 Aug

Issue 17 of Wild Aussie Choppers (AKA World’s Wildest Custom Choppers) is due out real soon and contains two feature bikes shot and written by Hosking Industries, including this awesome Big Bear, owned by Sydneysider Joe Di Palma. We shot it in an incredible abandoned factory in inner Sydney; but that’s a whole other story!

Powered by a 100ci S&S twin, the candy red chopper also features a Baker 6-speed ‘box, Devil’s Candy chrome rims and a 300-wide rear tyre. After a long history of building classic Australian muscle cars, this is Joe’s first bike and the results are excellent. Be sure to read all about it when the magazine comes out.

Buy a print of this bike: CLICK HERE

As always, we’ve got six FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to download and enjoy, in 1680-resolution. Strobist fans will also find our lighting information and EXIF data on our Flickr page. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view and download them all.

Joe Di Palma's Big Bear Chopper

Joe Di Palma's Big Bear Chopper     Joe Di Palma's Big Bear Chopper

Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-Res Swap Meet Textures


08 Aug

Our Wicked Wednesdays texture-fests might not be as regular as they once were, but we haven’t forgotten about all out wonderful folks out there that are constantly seeking out new textures and stock images. This week we’ve got a set of six FREE high resolution texture images takes from a local swap meet in Sydney recently. They include objects like brass fittings, paint brushes, hacksaw blades, old Australian coins and caps from mag wheels.

As with all our high-resolution textures, they’re free to use in personal or commercial projects, but MUST NOT be resold or redistributed in any manner without a link back to their original Flickr links here and not sold for commercial gain. Basically, we make no commercial gain from these textures and neither should anyone else… Enjoy and respect.

CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to download the high-resolution files.

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