Happy Birthday! Hosking Industries 10th Anniversary 2010-2020.
2020 marks Hosking Industries’ 10th Anniversary! Founded on February 1, 2010, the company served as a basis for all my freelance work, which even today – 10 years later – is my sole source of income. From the outset, Hosking Industries offered photography, copy writing, feature writing, graphic design and web design services – along with anything else I thought I could get away with.
Today, I’m still offering these services and now have a separate brand operating in tandem – Ben Hosking Photography – to handle a broader range of photographic subjects, like weddings, family and newborn photography.
Over the last decade, I’ve been lucky enough to photograph well over 500 incredible cars, bikes, trucks and buses. Not to mention some of the most amazing garages and car collections in the country. It also means that I’m nearing my 20th year working in the automotive media sphere, which is both mind-blowing to me and humbling.
I’ve seen the scene change so much in that time. Way back then, magazine budgets and staff levels were very healthy. Newsagency shelves were heavily stocked with a wide array of magazine titles from here and abroad and the future looked bright. Yeah, the internet existed, but no one was really creating content of any value yet. It wasn’t until the GFC in 2008 that everything got a little darker.
I’m so thankful that, despite the added stresses of operating in a field that is continuously shrinking, I’m still able to make a living doing what I love and hopefully, I’ll still be here in another decade photographing the nation’s best vehicles and happy newly weds, designing new logos for businesses and seeing my favourite bands up close.
Thanks to any and all that have supported Hosking Industries over the last 10 years, either by enjoying my photos, buying prints or commissioning me to shoot some images of your happy day or your pride and joy. And of course, a massive thanks to all the editors and business owners out there that continue to seek out my work for their magazines, calendars, posters and marketing. I couldn’t do it without all of you!