Archive for April, 2013

Promo Shoot: Sydney Singer/Songwriter Lily Fisher

23 Apr

Lily Fisher Promo Photo Shoot

We recently had the pleasure of conducting a photo shoot with Sydney singer and songwriter Lily Fisher. We travelled up to the scenic national parks of Sydney’s north shore area to help reflect some of the environmental themes in Lily’s lyrics.

CLICK HERE or on the image above to see six images from the shoot. Some images were taken using only natural light, while others used a few small flash guns to provide the main and rim lighting. Photography enthusiasts can check out the lighting and EXIF info on each image by visiting our Flickr page.

We’d definitely recommend checking out Lily’s music. You can keep up to date with her gig dates and listen to her recorded music by CLICKING HERE. Or, you can scroll down to view a video of her live performance.

If you or your band need fresh promo photos, contact us today for an obligation-free quote. We’re happy to service the greater Sydney and Newcastle regions. (more…)

Logo Design: Flow Fittings Direct Logo by Hosking Industries

22 Apr

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Here are a few samples of the new logo we created for local automotive parts supply Flow Fittings Direct using Illustrator and Photoshop. Numerous versions were designed to suit multiple output situations, from highly detailed styles with added textures and rendering for use on the web or high-resolution printing, right down to simplified versions like the red logo above, which can be used for screen printing, vinyl-cut stickers etc.

Please contact us today for an obligation-free quote on your next design job.

Feature Story: Steve Nogas’ Camaro ‘KILLAB’ in CamaroNow USA

13 Apr

Visit CamaroNow Magazine

Hosking Industries‘ feature story on Steve Nogas’ late-model Camaro, ‘KILLAB‘, is in the latest issue of CamaroNow magazine in the USA. Be sure to pick yourself up a copy to check out the world’s craziest late-model Camaro.

Boasting a gargantuan 16/71 supercharged 632ci Merlin big-block Chev’ V8, this ex-rental V6 Camaro has been built to destroy tyres and does it with consummate ease. It’s currently doing the rounds on the Australian car show circuit and you can read all about it in CamaroNow. Photos by Newcastle’s Easton Chang.

Feature Story: Mick Fabar’s Zero’d Falcon in Modified Mustangs & Fords USA

06 Apr

Modified Mustangs & Fords May 2013

We had the pleasure of writing up the feature story on Mick Fabar’s incredible carbon-neutral XR Ford Falcon known as Zero’d for Modified Mustangs & Fords magazine in the USA. The May 2013 issue of the magazine is on sale in America now, flying the flag for Aussie ingenuity and forward thinking.

Powered by a turbo diesel Ford V8 and built using almost 100% recycled parts, as well as offsetting emissions through creating a more environmentally-friendly workshop, the car achieves a carbon-neutral state, despite boasting some amazing fabrication and engineering. Be sure to get your hands on a copy of the magazine to read all about it.



Big News: Ben Hosking Editor of InFocus Magazine

05 Apr

InFocus Australasia Magazine

Long known for his work within the performance motoring and music press, including stints as editor of Street Commodores, Xtreme Holdens and Aussie Brutes magazines, Ben Hosking has taken on the role of editor of a new photography magazine called InFocus Australasia. Published by Custom Made Media as an iPad-only title, the magazine will come out monthly through the Apple Newsstand completely free of charge!


In his first editorial column for the magazine, Hosking says InFocus is a, “photography magazine experience like never before, with dynamic and interactive exclusive content you always wished had been possible with traditional printed magazines”. “Created and written by photographers, for photographers, InFocus brings you tonnes of tips and techniques to improve your knowledge and skills as well as interviews with the country’s top shooters, in-depth information on the latest products and technology, as well as regular reader competitions.”

Make sure you head over to the itunes store and subscribe, so you never miss an issue!

Live Review and Gallery: Bullet for My Valentine @ Sydney HiFi – February 27, 2013

04 Apr

Bullet for My Valentine @ Sydney HiFi - February 27, 2013     Bullet for My Valentine @ Sydney HiFi - February 27, 2013

Bullet for My Valentine @ Sydney HiFi - February 27, 2013     Bullet for My Valentine @ Sydney HiFi - February 27, 2013

The annual Soundwave festival tour never fails to bring some excellent ‘Sidewave’ action along with it. 2013 saw numerous fantastic Sidewave lineups, including the Slayer show we shot and reviewed HERE. We were asked to go along and shoot the Bullet for My Valentine show at Sydney’s HiFi a couple of days after the Slayer show and were not disappointed. Read our review below and CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails above to check out the gallery (items originally published on

Plain and simple: if we’d paid to see Bullet for My Valentine‘s gig tonight and happened to be under 18, we’d be pissed. The two age brackets were split into two lines, with the kids funnelled up into the mezzanine level of the venue, well away from the action (and the bars, granted) below. You can tell by the looks on the faces upstairs that this decision is not a popular one.

US five-piece Miss May I open the evening’s activities with a frenetic set that sees front man Levi Benton enthusiastically cover more kilometres of stage in one short set than some musicians cover in their careers. The band has no problem getting the early crowd moshing with their brand of metalcore, covering tracks from Monument and 2012’s At Heart, despite largely playing in the HiFi’s murky darkness. (more…)

Live Review and Gallery: Demon Hunter @ Manning Bar, Sydney – March 28, 2013

03 Apr

Demon Hunter @ Manning Bar, Sydney - March 28, 2013     Demon Hunter @ Manning Bar, Sydney - March 28, 2013

Demon Hunter @ Manning Bar, Sydney - March 28, 2013     Demon Hunter @ Manning Bar, Sydney - March 28, 2013

Seattle Washington’s Demon Hunter toured Australia for the first time this month and Hosking Industries was at Sydney’s Manning Bar to cover all the action. It was a five band line-up for the gig, with three Sydney deathcore/metalcore bands playing support to Demon Hunter and their fellow American Christian metal band I, the Breather. Read our review below (originally published on CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails to view all 32 images:

Tonight’s show at the Manning Bar proved to be a great event for fans of the deathcore and metalcore persuasions. Not only that, but with three local bands supporting the two US-based attractions, it was a great showcase of Sydney talent, too.

five-piece deathcore outfit Absolution kicked off proceedings to a fairly empty room, no doubt thanks to the early start. Despite a wobbly start with a mismatch of grandiose intro music and overly casual on-stage entrance, the band launched into a brutal set containing some truly bludgeoning breakdowns.

Caulfield upped the ante with a tight set of blistering metalcore of the two-singer variety. Tonight proved to be a veritable smorgasbord of talented drummers and Caulfield’s sticksman belted the crap out of his kit. But the band’s livewire bassist was undoubtedly the highlight; seemingly incapable of standing still for even a moment and putting on a great show. With plenty of big melodic choruses, they have no problem generating some movement in the small crowd. (more…)