Still Life: Chami’s Experimental Photography

02. Ben Barretto, crook transfer, 2006
Hand-colored black-and-white print
I had a whole group of black-and-white prints that I’d shot with no home, so I decided to try to hand color them. I’d picked up a book on hand coloring from a camera store in LA, so with a few pointers from that went to work. I quickly realized that I completely suck at drawing and had to enlist my wife Sam to help me. She literally spent days meticulously coloring five images that became a TransWorld article.