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Jackson Toone recently released issue 5 of Don’t Waste Time Magazine and we had a little chat with him about the upgrades he brought to his zine in the last year and to showcase some of his favourite photos form the issue.
DWT started in late 2019 as a zine, with the purpose to showcase my favourite photos from the year. After I put out the first issue, I realized that I quite enjoyed the process. Over time, it became bigger and bigger, and with the help of local shops, friends and skaters from across the globe, it evolved into the magazine it is today. The main goal of DWT is to promote and spread skateboarding and skate culture to as many people as possible.
Going into the summer of 2021, I knew that I wanted the fifth issue to be special. My plan was to transition away from a zine and into more of a magazine through an upgrade in print quality, size, and content. It was June and I had just released Issue 4 in the middle of a lockdown. Now, as things were opening back up again, I knew if I wanted to make my ambitious plans a reality I would have to get out and shoot several times a week. After months and months of work, in December, I released the fifth issue of the magazine at a contest at The Edge Indoor Skatepark. Currently, a couple of months after the issue came off the press, I figured I’d share the stories behind some of my favourite shots from Issue 5.
Don’t Waste Time is available at a variety of skateshops across Canada, online at dontwastetime.ca and by DM @dwtskatemag
Stay tuned for the next issue, coming summer 2022.
Words and photos by Jackson Toone