Jacob Zinn :: journalist + photographer

Prime Shots: Tenacious D

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, Photography, Prime Shots by Jacob Zinn on May 28, 2012

ISO 800 | f/2.8 | 1/500 | 38mm | -0.7 Step Exposure Bias Jacob Zinn
Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D – often shortened to “The D” – returned to Vancouver on Sunday night, performing for a packed crowd at the PNE Amphitheatre. The comedy metal duo is touring on their third studio album, 2012’s Rize of the Fenix.


Prime Shots: Apocalyptica

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, Photography, Prime Shots by Jacob Zinn on May 23, 2012

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Paavo Lötjönen of Finnish cello metal group Apocalyptica performs in the shadows of the Commodore Ballroom. Tuesday marked the first time since 2008 that the band performed in Vancouver.


Prime Shots: Van Halen

Posted in Classic Rock, Music, Photography, Prime Shots by Jacob Zinn on May 8, 2012

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David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen get up close during “Unchained”, the opener to Van Halen’s sold-out performance at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Monday. The band is touring on their 2012 album, A Different Kind of Truth, their first album with Roth since 1984’s 1984.


Prime Shots: Showdown Over the City

Posted in Photography, Prime Shots, Snowboarding by Jacob Zinn on March 27, 2012

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Ryan Manning launches off the first jump with a backside grab at the fifth-annual Quiksilver Showdown Over the City on Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver on Saturday.


Prime Shots: Megadeth

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, Photography, Prime Shots by Jacob Zinn on February 21, 2012

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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine riffs through the band’s opening song, “Trust”, at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre Monday night on the B.C. stop of their 2012 Gigantour with Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil.
Review: Megadeth and Motörhead bang heads in Abbotsford


Prime Shots: Iced Earth

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, Photography, Prime Shots by Jacob Zinn on February 15, 2012

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Stu Block, the new frontman of Iced Earth, pushes his vocal chords during the heavy metal band’s set at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on Valentine’s Day. The group is currently on a co-headlining tour with progressive metal pioneers Symphony X.
Review: Symphony X and Iced Earth share stage in Vancouver


Prime Shots: In Flames

Posted in Heavy Metal, Photography, Prime Shots by Jacob Zinn on February 1, 2012

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Anders Fridén, lead singer of melodic death metal group In Flames, reaches out to hardcore fans in the front row Monday night during the first of the band’s two shows at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom. The Swedish band is credited with pioneering the heavy metal subgenre.
Review: In Flames set the Commodore on fire


Prime Shots: Steel Panther

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, Photography, Prime Shots by Jacob Zinn on January 17, 2012

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Michael Starr, lead singer of Steel Panther, bends over backwards Thursday night during “Supersonic Sex Machine”, opening the first of two sold-out shows at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. The comedic glam band is set to embark on a headlining tour of Europe.
Review: Steel Panther goes balls out at the Ballroom


Prime Shots: Nintendo Famicon

Posted in Photography, Prime Shots, Video Games by Jacob Zinn on January 13, 2012

ISO 100 | f/6.3 | 1/60 | 28mm | Remote Flash Jacob Zinn
Nintendo’s Famicom, launched in parts of Asia in 1983, is essentially the NES before it reached North America. Despite a recall over bad chip sets, the subsequent reissue was much more successful, making the Famicom the best-selling game console in Japan by the end of 1984.


Prime Shots: Christmas Tree Bokeh

Posted in Photography, Prime Shots by Jacob Zinn on January 3, 2012

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Experimenting with bokeh on my Christmas tree, focusing on a Minnie Mouse ornament with a shallow depth of field.


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