12/10/2012 08:55 BST | Updated 12/12/2012 05:12 GMT

Eran Amir Transforms Black And White Photo To Colour (Without Any Computer Input)

Technology allows us to switch the world from black and white to colour again at the click of a button, which makes this video from artist Eran Amir all the more remarkable.

A pallid breakfast scene is gradually brought to life in vibrant colour inside 2 minutes, without any editing or any digital input whatsoever.

Instead, it's a mixture of clever choreography and - we suspect - a lot of practice.

What we first assume is a view through a black and white lens is revealed to actually be a paint job: Amir and the things around him have been painted black and white, and the ways he and his off-screen assistants gradually reintroduce colour to the scene is great fun to watch.

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