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A Look Inside: My Office


10 Jul

Ben Hosking's Office Ben Hosking's Office

I was messing around with my flash last night, taking some photos around the house after spending the day painting a couple of rooms. I shot this image of my home office with my Canon 7D and 10-22mm super wide-angle lens. There’s about five different shots in here to get the lighting how I wanted it; all melded together in Photoshop.

The guitars pictured are Ibanez RGA121 Prestige, Ibanez MMM1, Ibanez TC420 Talman and ESP LTD V500. The amplifier is a highly modded Crate Vintage Club VC50212 tube model.

This is where I spend most of my day writing, designing or working pics. The desk faces a large window that unfortunately faces a high Colorbond fence. We’ve plented a bunch of Murraya hedge plants outside the window that should grow to cover the fence and look much nicer.

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More Bullet: Previously Unpublished BFMV Interview with Matt Tuck


05 Jul

Bullet for My ValentineIn Ben Hosking’s recent interview with Welsh metal band Bullet for My Valentine‘s Matt Tuck for Reverb street press (Read that part of the interview HERE), we discussed a great deal more than space allowed for in print. Below is the rest of our 20-minute chat with Matt, where we discussed things like guitar gear, touring, their roots in Bridgend, influences, Matt’s possible solo recordings and much more.

BH: You formed in Bridgend in Wales in 1998. It was a pretty small place, right?
Matt Tuck:
Yeah, it’s a little Welsh town. It’s pretty small. 

How then did you come to pick up instruments and form a band? Was there much of a scene there?
We were just in school and got into music by watching MTV and stuff as kids; watching bands like Metallica. I thought, “Wow, that’s pretty cool” and decided I wanted to play guitar and saved up all my money until I could afford a little cheapie, crap electric and started learning how to play.
Being 14 or 15 years of age and going to school… it’s a really great age. You start discovering music and things like that. I got into a group of friends that started to do that and before we knew it we were jamming instruments together and that was what. We formed a little band and took it from there. 
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Painting with Light: Ben’s Guitars


17 Jun

Here’s an example of my work, using only a single LED torch as a light source. I lit each guitar individually before importing them into Photoshop and pasting all the different images together into one, perfectly lit image.

There’s actually one guitar missing, which is an Ibanez RGT42FX; currently getting some pickups changed.

Shown here is: ESP LTD SC607 7-string, ESP LTD V500, Ibanez RGA121 Prestige, Ibanez MTM1, Ibanez GR320 Ghostrider, Ibanez TC420 Talman and a Fender Strat copy that has been ‘Frankensteined’.

Shot on a Canon 7D with 10-22mm EF-S super-wide. 25sec @ f9.