Archive for May, 2013

Live Photos: Obituary @ Sydney’s Manning Bar – May 4, 2013

24 May

We had the pleasure of photographing Florida death metal legends Obituary when they played Sydney’s Manning Bar on May 4, 2013. We were asked to shoot by the folks at HEAVY Mag. While we didn’t review this particular gig, we can confirm the guys slayed the eager crowd. We’ve never heard a clearer, more aurally devastating mix at the Manning Bar and the guitar tone Trevor Peres was getting from his Fender Strat was insane. Who’d have ever considered playing death metal on a Strat!?

Support bands were Sanctium and Daemon Foetal Harvest.

CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view the entire 34 image gallery.

Obituary @ Sydney's Manning Bar - May 4, 2013

Obituary @ Sydney's Manning Bar - May 4, 2013     Obituary @ Sydney's Manning Bar - May 4, 2013


Rig Shots: Hosking Industries Can Do Them!

23 May

Hosking Industries recently acquired one of Rig Pro‘s excellent automotive camera rigs, expanding the range of work the company can do. These are our first results from using the new rig, with the generous assistance of Michael Atkin who donated his time and vehicle for the shoot.

The Rig Pro system proved to be very user-friendly and we’re looking forward to using the rig in various commercial shoots from now on. If you or your business needs automotive photography, contact Hosking Industries today to obtain an obligation-free quote!

If you like the images, CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails to download a FREE desktop wallpaper version. Enjoy!

CV6 Monaro Rig Shot

CV6 Monaro Rig Shot     CV6 Monaro Rig Shot

Model Shoot: Jessica Pridham for The Chop Shop

21 May

The guys at The Chop Shop in Gosford on NSW’s Central Coast called on us to shoot some promotional images for their 2013 MotorEx campaign. You may recall we photographed their promo stuff for the 2012 event (SEE IT HERE). Naturally, we jumped at the chance to work with the Chop Shop guys again, if for no other reason than to see all their awesome automotive projects up close.

Melbourne’s Jessica Pridham flew up for the shoot this time around. It was also great to try some different lighting options and setups using the same location. Interested photographers can read about our lighting setups and EXIF data on the images at our Flickr page. Everyone can enjoy wallpaper-sized versions there, too. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to download ’em.

Jessica Pridham for The Chop Shop

Jessica Pridham for The Chop Shop           Jessica Pridham for The Chop Shop

Heavy Metal Prints: Buy Exclusive Live Music Prints via RedBubble!

16 May

Buy Live Music Prints

Buy Live Music Prints      Buy Live Music Prints      Buy Live Music Prints

Did you know that Hosking Industries offers many of its live music images for sale as framed prints, canvases, posters and more via the website Our ever-increasing number of live performance images can be ordered in numerous formats, from postcards to large canvases and Redbubble will safely ship your order right to your door!

There is already more than 70 exclusive images online waiting to be ordered and hung on your wall, with more uploaded regularly. Current artists include Megadeth, Slayer, Bullet for My Valentine, Exodus, Architects, Angels and Airwaves, Suicide Silence, Sick of it All, Lostprophets, Helmet, Soilwork and many more.

CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails to check out what’s currently available, and enjoy!

InFocus Australasia: Issue 2 Out Now!

14 May

InFocus Australasia Magazine

Issue 2 of Australia’s newest photography magazine – InFocus Australasia – has just hit Apple’s Newsstand. A native iPad publication, InFocus is totally FREE. GET IT HERE!

This month’s issue includes two new features, including a News and Events section and a Cover Story. This month’s cover story is all about the convergence of stills and video for the professional photographer.

Also inside issue 2 is an interview with the AIPP‘s CEO Peter Meyers and an interview with Nadine Saacks, who won the Album of the Year awards in 2012 with her wonderful series of images from a trip to Cuba. There’s also plenty to learn in issue 2 with tutorials on shooting with refraction, learning the basics of exposure and a continuation on our look at the anatomy of a DSLR camera from issue 1. We also take a long look at Canon’s new game-changing 1DC, as well as other digital cameras that can take 4K video footage.

*Ben Hosking is the editor of InFocus Australasia; a native iPad magazine about photography.

Behind the Scenes: Inside Australia’s Coolest Garages

01 May

Performance Garage Photo Shoots

Performance Garage Photo Shoots     Performance Garage Photo Shoots

Performance Garage magazine launched in early 2012 through Express Publications and Hosking Industries was there. In the ensuing 18 months or so we’ve shot a number of incredible sheds, garages and workshops for the magazine, capturing the places and the people who use them. We thought it was high time we uploaded some select samples for all of you playing at home.

All the images are of cars and places within NSW Australia, primarily Newcastle and Sydney. Workshops like Ziggy’s Hot Rods and Lowe Fabrications are joined by private man caves and garages owned by guys including the talented Dave Hart, John Stevens, Murray Forman and Brian Apap. Be sure to check this image set again in the future when we add more samples from published shoots.

CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails to head to our Flickr page to check them all out! DID WE MENTION THEY’RE ALL AVAILABLE AS WALLPAPERS!?