Make Your Prophecy Finalist: palkina


Congratulations to palkina, one of the Make Your Prophecy Competition finalists! Read on to see her winning artwork and find out why she chose to represent the prophecy she did...

The judges have been meeting daily trying to choose a winner for the Make Your Prophecy Competition, and they are have a tough time. We received 225 email submissions and over 1800 submissions through the competition page, and sorting through them has not been an easy task. We are down to ten finalists, which we would like to share with you in no particular order.


Name: Ira Palkina
Country: Russia
Lomohome: palkina

Why did you choose the prophecy you chose? What does this prophecy mean to you?

I chose this prophecy at first sight. Because this story is about me. It was like a flash. In a moment lomography opened my eyes and I suddenly realized how this world is beautiful, multiform and simple at the same time. I saw it through the plastic lenses, multiexposure and x-process of lomographers from around the world.
After some of my photo experiments, I noticed that now I know every piece, texture, object of my surroundings as own part of me. And they are so incredibly beautiful. How could i ignore this fact before? :)

Why did you choose to represent it as you did?

I’ve long wanted to get beyond the static pictures and thinking over the idea of making something like a stopmotion. But I didn’t have quite clear plan and storyline.
This competition pushed things on. I thought: “This is it! Real Life Beauty in lomophotostopmotion! This is just what I always wanted to make! I need a lot of rolls, Go!”
It was my first such experience and it was a great experience! I must say now I can’t stop. I like this role of lomodirector and there are a few crazy ideas that are waiting in the wings.

What do you think would be a good 11th Prophecy?

Discover yourself from the other side. With Lomography, you will find out super abilities which you have never guessed before.

written by Lomography on 2011-09-13 in #lifestyle #make-your-prophecy-finalists #palkina


  1. nikkaxxx
    nikkaxxx ·

    Love it!!! good luck :D


  2. dakadev_pui
    dakadev_pui ·

    Cheer up! Ira !!!

  3. explorette
    explorette ·

    lol i knew this one would make it in! well done. i hope you win this :)

  4. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    Great one Ira!

  5. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    Beautiful one. Well done. Knew it it was going to be here. Congrats!

  6. life_on_mars
    life_on_mars ·

    поздравляю) отличное видео

  7. lisi
    lisi ·

    i love it and i cross my fingers for you!!! you are defenitely a better filmmaker than me!

  8. zaruki_zanogi
    zaruki_zanogi ·

    It`s real beauty! And veryveryvery good 11th prophecy.
    Good luck in the final, Ira!

  9. naddy
    naddy ·

    i love this video and 11th prophecy! good luck :)

  10. palkina
    palkina ·

    Hey guys! Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it! Thanks so much!
    Thanks to @naddy and Mojohead, who starred in this movie :D
    Thanks to Alina Orlova for the beautiful music.

    I watched such an explosion of creativity during the competition, thanks to @Lomography for it.

    @lisi @lawypop and @nikkaxxx, you actually rock! Keep it up! I'm sure you'll surprise everyone in the near future. I'll be there! :D

  11. grad
    grad ·

    Круто Круто Круто Круто! Все болеем за Иру!
    Ядрёны Макароны!!!

  12. cc-in-paris
    cc-in-paris ·

    congrats!!! well deserved!!

  13. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    not surprising at all. good luck & congrats @palkina ! ;)

  14. nadinadu
    nadinadu ·

    so amazing! congrats :)

  15. azikad
    azikad ·

    тааак здорово! удачи в финале!

  16. naddy
    naddy ·

    i just want to day i saw the heaps of films and you with a lot of brilliants ideas. it was so important for you. and now i can say YOU DID IT!! i'm sure your work deserves to win it's really great!
    ты молодец!!!

  17. palkina
    palkina ·

    спасибо! merci! danke! thanks! :D

  18. ali55
    ali55 ·

    awesome :) love it! I have always wanted to do a stop motion video - this inspires me!

  19. mariaratfingers
    mariaratfingers ·

    beautiful short film! i've always had a similar idea, couldn't have done it like this though.. good luck!!

  20. cpolpa
    cpolpa ·

    great work, i love it ;))

  21. nicx
    nicx ·

    just lovely

  22. schemerel
    schemerel ·

    LOVE IT !

  23. palkina
    palkina ·

    I'm glad I made something inspiring :D

  24. 86john
    86john ·

    i guess you really spent lots of effort and time to shoot all of them. nice 1.

  25. warning
    warning ·

    Yeiihhhhhh, Congrats Ira!.

  26. adelinasbm
    adelinasbm ·

    Just great! :)

  27. lereile
    lereile ·

    well done!!

  28. mcrstar
    mcrstar ·

    О, круто!

  29. xmaryx
    xmaryx ·

    nice one! all the best :D

  30. mrtinkles
    mrtinkles ·

    winner for sure

  31. makny
    makny ·

    this is sooo great!!! awesome done!!!

  32. nicolasesc
    nicolasesc ·

    everything about this is so tasty :)

  33. palkina
    palkina ·

    I saw all the finalists. such amazing and creative works. so exciting...

  34. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    very good!!!!!!!!!

  35. lomoculture
    lomoculture ·

    cool !

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