“Ma when I pick up my camera and shoot
you and your body, I see you better. When
I don’t use my own eye and rely on the
camera’s, I learn to recognise you
better too. My own gaze disappoints me. I
love you so much when the camera looks
at you because sometimes (okay, most
times) it reminds me of death. And in that
acknowledgement I want to miss no part of
you—no reaction, no body posture and no
characteristic. I want to see you through.
Through and through.”
Filming ma while cooking in Falmouth, UK.
By Gia Singh Arora
Our mascot writes all ALMA Staff pieces. ORI is whimsical and unpredictable; we’ve tried being friends with him and failed.