The People Roll (or the Law of Film Usage) by Ray Phung

Ever since before the New Year, I have had the same roll of film stuck in my Leica.  It was a lovely, fresh roll of Kodak Portra 400.  I finished shooting it last week.  Why has it taken me so long (over 5 months!) to finish out this roll of film?  It's a frustrating feeling, a heavy burden.  I would carry around this camera everywhere, hoping to get some shots in during my commute to work, on lunch breaks, at bar outtings, etc.  Throughout this time, I thought a lot about the reasoning behind this inaction, for this is unlike the person I want to be.  Doesn't one want to be a doer? Someone who accepts the  challenge, takes the risk, faces the foe head on.

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