Archive for February, 2012

Live Gallery: The Casualties @ Manning Bar, Sydney (02.12.11)

12 Feb

Australian Hysteria magazine has just gone on sale with one of our photos of USA’s The Casualties. Sadly is was incorrectly attributed to someone else, but we know it was ours. To celebrate, here’s a selection of 23 images from the gig, supported by The Scam and Topnovil. Pretty sure The Scam were off chops for their set!

We didn’t review the gig, but we can attest to quality performances by both Topnovil and The Casualties. Apparently The Casualties had tried two or three times before to get into the country, but had visa issues due to the singer’s Colombian background. I think the less-than-capacity crowd could attest to the band’s eagerness to make up for the trouble.

CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view all 23 images on our Flickr page.

The Casualties, Sydney 2011   The Casualties, Sydney 2011

The Casualties, Sydney 2011   The Casualties, Sydney 2011


Live Photos: Seether + Numbers Radio – Metro Theatre, Sydney (05.02.12)

07 Feb

TheAUreview has just published our live concert photos and short review on the Seether gig that took place at the Metro Theatre on Sunday Feb 5, 2012 here in Sydney. Seether was supported by Brisbane’s Numbers Radio and the bands played to an almost full house. Check out our photos by CLICKING HERE or on the image below. Here’s an snippet from the review:

…Running perfectly on time, Seether took to the stage in classic form, with the tattered Metro curtains slowly rolling back to reveal the three piece shrouded in darkness. Sadly this dim lighting prevailed for much of the show, with only momentary bursts of light illuminating the band here and there throughout their set…

Seether at the Metro Theatre, Sydney 2012 (more…)

Feature Car: Ziggy’s Hot Rods 1968 Ford Mustang

03 Feb

Hosking Industries had the rare pleasure of photographing the 1968 Mustang Fastback known as Warhorse 427 for Modified Mustangs & Fords magazine in the USA last year. This incredible custom vehicle was the recipient of 5000 man-hours in the bodywork alone! Built by the talented team at Ziggy’s Hot Rods in Medowie, about two hours north of Sydney, Australia, the off-white Fastback has wowed audiences since its debut at MotorEx around 18 months ago.

The car, owned by Mike Kluver, is featured in the March 2012 issue of Modified Mustangs & Fords, with the feature story also written by us. You can visit their website HERE.

We shot the car close to the Ziggy’s workshop one steamy Summer evening. Toward the end of the shoot it became so humid that the UV filter on the front of our lens started to fog up! We rattled off more images than we’ve probably ever snapped for any other car, such is the detail inherent in the Mustang and today we bring you six FREE desktop wallpaper-sized images for your own enjoyment.

Strobist fans will find lighting information on each image’s caption on our Flickr page. CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view and download the shots.

Ziggy's Hot Rods 1968 Ford Mustang

Ziggy's Hot Rods 1968 Ford Mustang     Ziggy's Hot Rods 1968 Ford Mustang

Hosking Industries Turns Two!

01 Feb

Wow! And we thought the first 12 months of operations went fast. Here we are on February 1, 2012 celebrating the second birthday of Hosking Industries.

2011 proved to be a stellar year for the business. We photographed over 70 custom vehicles for magazines all over the country and overseas, picked up several new titles for our client list and met scores of great people out there in the scene at the many shows we attended. We also wrote more feature stories than we care to count. If that weren’t enough, we found enough time to design and print our first photo book containing shots of our 39 most favourite feature cars from our first 18 months or so. You can find a link to that on the right-hand margin of the screen.

In non-automotive business, we found time to get out into the trenches and shoot a few international bands for sites like and did our first couple of jobs for Australian Hysteria magazine. While we turned down our first offer to go review the coming 2012 Soundwave Festival in Sydney, Hysteria asked us again, so it looks like we’ll be rubbing shoulders with many of the world’s greatest heavy music artists at the end of February. Immediately following, you can expect us to be at a handful of sideshows as well. Looking forward to those!

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone we’ve worked with over the last 12 months for making it such a success, including all the car and bike owners, the guys at Express, Steve at MM&F, Isaac at Australian Classic Car, Joey at Hysteria, Larry at theAUreview, Stuart at LMM and of course Tess, Kate and everyone else.

Here’s to another excellent 12 months!

Ben Hosking