We had the good fortune of connecting with Kormiyaki Lamarr and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kormiyaki, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor is being consistent and hardworking. Being able to push yourself every day in order to achieve your dreams.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Born and raised in Shillong, Meghalaya, India, Kormiyaki Lamarr’s journey of becoming a photographer will raise brows. Kormiyaki, who is self-taught in the fundamentals of photography, was introduced to photography at the age of 12 but he started shooting professionally in 2011. Later, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his degree at the prestigious New York Film Academy. I have had so many obstacles, studying in a boarding school for 10 years really taught me to live independently. I have had a lot of good opportunities all because I put in the work and subsequently got noticed. I have encountered many different people and cultures in my journey, which has given me a different aspect of the world we live in and helped me capture it.”
“Opportunities don’t always come, you create your own and having a strong mind set and putting the hours into it has helped me get to where I am today, I am grateful to have a family who always believed in my work, I couldn’t have done it without them,”
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
LA is my second home, my favorite spot would be Point Dune Beach in Malibu. It’s the get away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am always grateful for having a very supportive family, especially my father who has always believed in my work and helped me get to where I am today. He has always motivated me to shoot and find a way to give back to the community. Helping others grown will you as a person.
Harper Bazaar Credit: Romania fashion film stills…. @anastasiaeverall 🎥: @arnavkasbekar & @kormi_lamarr Photo: @karinadobraphoto Producer: @anomalie.production Makeup: @akiko.artistry Fashion stylist: @penelope_strintz strintz Skincare: @augustinusbader Revolve: Model: Kelsey Merritt Image Three: Model: Khephra Lord