In 1995 Thomas Marecki aka 'Marok' founded Lodown in Berlin, Germany, and developed it as an influential visual component of the international skateboard, surfing and graffiti scene. The magazine today also features contemporary art, music, film, fashion, lifestyle and literature.The magazine has won LeadAwards in 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2011.
The selfie adopted the machine-made aesthetic of postmodernism and then adapted it for the worldwide Internet audience. It is both online and in our real-world interactions with technology that we experience today's new visual culture. Our bodies are now in the network and in the world at the same time. Nicholas Mirzoeff