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Marina De Valencia

RENEWAL – was the 23rd edition of Walkway Barreira, held on 15 June in the Marina de València.

Young emerging designers presented their work designing garments that contribute to sustainability, renewal and the desire to change the world of fashion. That’s why ‘Renovation’ – Doing more with less: stop, think, reinvent.

To become the generation that will renew the fashion system from a conscious and value-generating perspective.

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Ristorante a Valencia di Cucina fusion nikkei Ryoko di Adam V. Boyer

Ryoko Restaurant

Ryoko Restaurant

Nikkei cuisine is a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. This form of cuisine originated in the Japanese community in Peru and is characterised by a unique combination of flavours and culinary techniques. Nikkei dishes often include fresh ingredients such as raw fish, with Peruvian influences such as corn, chilli and leche de tigre, a lime-based sauce used to marinate fish.

The restaurant’s ambience is characterised by a modern and refined design.

This restaurant is located in Valencia, at Carrer de Ciscar, 49, bajo, 46005. A must for lovers of this type of cuisine.

In this photo shoot I hope to have captured the essence of this restaurant and what it represents.

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DreanHack Valencia 2022 - è la più grande rete mondiale di festival del gioco e dell'intrattenimento digitale. È stato organizzato per la prima volta in Svezia nel 1994 e ha ottenuto il Guinness World Record per il più grande festival digitale del mondo in termini di visitatori unici. In Spagna, Valencia è giunta alla dodicesima edizione

The Dreamhack in Valencia 2022

The Dreamhack in Valencia 2022

DreamHack Valencia 2022 - is the world's largest network of video game and digital entertainment festivals and I was honoured to be there to take some photos. Held in Valencia, adove is now in its 12th edition.

Welcome to the exclusive photo gallery dedicated to the magical world of DreamHack Valencia! The unique and vibrant essence of this epic gaming festival circuit through the lens of a photo shoot designed to capture every indelible moment.

Explore images that capture the enthusiasm and passion of the participants, the looks of intensity in the competitive tournaments, and the electrifying atmosphere that permeates every corner of this incredible event. Our photo shoot gives you a privileged look behind the scenes, capturing the most striking details and palpable emotions that make DreamHack such a unique experience.

They are here to tell the story through extraordinary images, highlighting the special moments that make attending the world’s largest gaming festival circuit unforgettable. Whether you are an avid gamer, a tournament participant or simply a lover of gaming culture, my photoshoot captures the essence of this exceptional event in a unique and engaging way.

Scroll through the collection of images and let yourself be transported to the beating heart of DreamHack in Valencia. Each photo tells a story, and your story in the context of this incredible event deserves to be immortalised in an extraordinary way.

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The phi (φ) phenomenon is an optical illusion that our brain generates by making us believe that a fixed figure is in motion.  The Gestalt school, in fact, defined and coined this term in 1912, in turn serving to prove something important: perception is beyond our senses, beyond what we see or hear.  In reality, it is a mere interpretation of our brain.

The subject is undoubtedly much more interesting than it may seem to us.  We are all struck by these kinds of images where astonishing figures in the most diverse shapes and colours seem to tremble, move, sway shyly before us … Knowing that this movement is not real supposes a small impact that forces us to question several things .

It was Max Wertheimer (1880-1943), one of the founders of the Gestalt School, who first described the so-called phi phenomenon in the field of science.  He did this through a study entitled Experimental Studies on the Perception of Motion (1912) with which he laid the foundation for the psychology of perception.

Max Werheimer

So, as is the case with most discoveries, by chance Dr. Wertheimer found a stroboscope in a railway station.  After that curious discovery, he wondered what had created this fascinating phenomenon.  He knew that this play of geometric figures was not in motion.  Yet his eyes told him it was.  He called this a ‘φ(phi) phenomenon’, to distinguish it from β (beta), where a stimulus has a real and logical ability to move.

Something was happening in this type of figure and Dr Wertheimer wanted to understand what caused it.

The phi phenomenon differs from classical optical illusions in several ways.  To begin with, what is generally there is a succession of similar figures.  These are still images; however, if these images are played back in front of our eyes one by one and at a certain speed, we get the feeling that they are moving, when in fact they are not.

Max Wertheimer showed that if we show a succession of static images at a specific speed, our brain interprets it as something that is in motion.

This phenomenon is in turn related to retinal persistence.  This concept is based on the idea that images remain ‘imprinted’ on our retina for a small fragment of a second.  If we quickly pass many images in front of the human eye, the brain will not be able to differentiate one figure from another in isolation.

This means that it ends up interpreting (wrongly) that it is the same moving object.

Eadweard Muybridge

It is important to emphasise that the Phi phenomenon was not Max Wertheimer’s innovation for the world of scientific psychology.  In fact, this type of perceptual experience was already known in the field of photography.  In fact, one of the best known exponents was the English photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904).

His work was revolutionary for its time.  It was 1878 and Muybridge had already invented what he called chronophotography.  One of his best known works was to photograph the movements of a horse (The Horse In Motion) and its rider during a race using 24 cameras lined up on the track.  After obtaining and developing the images, he knew that exposing them at a certain speed generated real movement and if the images were shown at a sufficient speed and repeated once the last frame was reached, it gave the illusion of movement.  Here, then, is what is known as one of the world’s first films, with the impressive duration of 3 seconds.

It should be noted that this research by Max Wertheimer and his theory of the phi-phenomenon contributed to the development of cinema, with the classic frames following one after the other.

Animation and cinema are possible thanks to this limitation of our visual perception.  Because of this peculiarity of our vision we experience a spectacle falsified by our senses.

So why did I call my page Phi Phenomenon?

I wanted to combine my passion for photography with recent studies on film editing.

And my logo (thanks to Gionata`s great work) is actually a frame of Muybridge`s famous Horse in Motion.

“Photography is truth and cinema is truth 24 times a second” (Jean Luc Godard)

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