In 2007 I submitted an article of hand colored black and white prints to TransWorld, I was living in Barcelona with my girlfriend Sam and we put together a group of photos that I'd shot and Sam hand colored the prints with crayons. Fast forward nine years, Sam and I are married with a three-year-old son, we live in the U.S. and since the digital takeover in those passing years I very rarely shoot anything on film. My Hasselblad is steadily collecting dust though I can't quite bring myself to sell it. After deciding to put a few rolls through the old girl, I began to accumulate some photos, mainly black and white, and found myself in a similar situation as I was in 2007. So why not revisit the hand-coloring process, the original photographic transition from black and white to color, Photoshop version 0.0.
Words and Photos By Dave Chami
Coloring By Weston, Samantha, and Dave Chami

Zack Wallin, 50-50 drop 50-50. San Francisco, CA. (click to enlarge)

Tory Hereford, gap to backside tailslide. San Francisco, CA. (click to enlarge)

Dillon Constantine, frontside crooked grind to fakie. San Jose, CA. (click to enlarge)

Ryan Barlow, frontside wallie. San Francisco, CA. (click to enlarge)

Jose Rojo, backside flip. San Jose, CA. (click to enlarge)