Eran Amir may think of himself as an artist or a filmmaker, but in the video below, he’s more like a magician. Prepare to be amazed as he slowly transforms what appears to be a monochrome self portrait into an image of a room that’s bursting with color, and all without resorting to any digital tricks. So how’d he pull it off in analog? The painstaking process involved painting everything in the frame — including himself! — in various shades of grey. Click through to watch the incredible video, as well as a fascinating making of clip.