Articles by Lilly Ball

Lilly Ball joined FORTH Magazine as Art Director/Brand Manager in the Fall of 2014. She is interested in writing, people, and the forest. lilly@forthmagazine.com.


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Some Fraction of the Truth: An Interview With Ron Jude

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There’s a punk rock aesthetic to Ron Jude’s work, a point-and-click, found footage vibe. But there’s a textural edge, too, like Polaroids strewn around a crime scene, or straggling snapshots culled from your reclusive uncle’s junk drawer. His work elicits something in the viewer at once nostalgic and unsettling—out-of-focus scene of a gas station at…

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Foto Friday

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We are as strong as we allow ourselves to be. In this week’s Foto Friday, the photographers examine their frustrations, their fears, and their cowardice—if not only to show that you are not alone. Somedays you may feel like the world is eating you alive, but alas it is the weekend, a time to rest…

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Foto Friday

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When you are feeling blue, don’t stay inside, hide in nature and your woes will significantly feel smaller and farther away. In this week’s Foto Friday, the photographers explore the social network between the sun and the trees, their bodies and the leaves that make it possible to breathe. Shake the branch of a fellow neighborly plant…

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FOTO FRIDAY

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This week’s Foto Friday, falling appropriately on the 13th—a day shy of Valentine’s Day—we bring you a selection of boyish imagery, bereft of the weight of heart shaped boxes and flowers left to wilt or burn in someone’s window sill. Patiently they wait, for promises to flitter and sink, along with crushing hands walking idly by….

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FOTO FRIDAY

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This week in Foto Friday we introduce for the first time a selection of monochrome images. Stripped of color, you move closer to the subject, perceiving the relationship between light and dark the same way you do happiness and pain. There arises little distraction, except for the shadows lurking tirelessly in the mind.   Image © Martina Woll Image © Chris…

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FOTO FRIDAY

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This Foto Friday we introduce images of the surreal, the hyponotic, and the transformative. In these frames, the photographers offer a reflection of the world, how they see it—a “poetical rebellion,” as Jaqueline Chénieux-Gendron puts it. Throwing logic to the wind, the visual and visceral information imparted becomes more real with every synapse fired in the brain.  …

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