Recently, a new shot of Lana Del Rey The New York Times photoshoot was discovered by fans, and later shared by fan accounts as well as on Lanapedia.
The photographs were taken by American photographer Kurt Iswarienko in 2014, in the midst of Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence time at her personal residence located in Los Angeles, California.
Other photos of the shoot comprise:
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey first earned recognition in 2011 after an unremarkable YouTube clip of her debut single “Video Games” became a popular hit. After Her debut album born to Die it when it was launched, Del Rey infamously attracted an overwhelming amount of hate on the internet: It was claimed that she had a wealthy father who funded her debut album; of having her lips made bigger; she was accused of being an oaf creating a false image of her as the street gangster Nancy Sinatra. “A lot of what’s been written about me is not true: of my family history or my choices or my interests,” Del Rey has stated. “Actually I’ve not read anything about me that is true. It’s been totally insane.”
It can be difficult to determine the difference between what’s real and what is fiction about Lana Del Rey. In the end, it’s exactly the person that has admitted that the fact that she’s ” been a lot of different people.” However, there are a few things we know to be authentic about the mysterious singer-songwriter. Here are five things you may not have known regarding Lana Del Rey.
1. She was known by a variety of stage names before she settled on the stage name Lana Del Rey.
Before becoming a popular name Lana Del Rey was known as Lizzy Grant. (Her real name was Elizabeth Woolridge Grant.) However, before she settled on her name the singer played with various stage names like Sparkle Jump Rope Queen and May Jailer. The singer finally chose Lana Del Rey during a trip to Miami with her sister at which point she discovered her “wanted a name that sounded sort of exotic and reminded me of like the seaside on the Floridian coast.”
2. She began her career on the same stage with she was a part of the same circuit as Lady Gaga.
Both Lizzy Grant and Stefani Germanotta (aka Lady Gaga) started out as a wildly ambitious singer trying to get noticed in the scene of music in downtown New York. “Her manager, Bob Leone, was a confidante of mine, and he gave me a two-month scholarship to a songwriting class and put me on a list of Monday night lineups at The Cutting Room,” Del Rey stated to Rolling Stone. “We played a couple of shows together, but never met.” Maybe it was the best thing for since one of her leaked earlier songs, “So Legit,” was widely interpreted to mock Gaga by singing: “Stefani, you suck.” Del Rey later denied the whole situation as a misinterpretation.
3. She was a major in metaphysics.
While she was at Fordham University in New York, Del Rey graduated with the degree of metaphysics and philosophy. She admitted that she was drawn to the field since she is “interested in God and how technology brings us closer to finding out where we came from and why.”
4. She was once a resident of an RV park.
When Del Rey was performing at New York clubs and bars as Lizzy Grant, Del Rey managed to get a contract for an album with the label 5 Points. The money she received of the deal to purchase an apartment in the New Jersey trailer park and resided there until she completed her studies at Fordham. “There was a white trash element in the way there was a time that I didn’t want to be a part of mainstream society because I thought it was gross,” she explained. “I was trying to carve my own piece of the pie in a creative way.” There’s also an old interview from before Lana of her (as blonde!) performing for a music writer on the tour of her old neighborhood.
5. She records each interview to protect herself mechanism.
During an interview back in 2014 Del Rey was quoted as telling the reporter Tim Jonze that “I wish I was dead already,” in reference to some of her musical idols, including Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain. The statement was met with many adversities on the internet, but Del Rey explained later that she was quoting it in a way that was not intended. “Fuck the guy, but. I was skeptical that he’d publish it and make it the headline. I was going through a difficult time. I was traveling for over an entire year. I was struggling really hard,” she told Pitchfork. “I was just stupid. I was thinking”I want to die. Maybe I was just joking. I’m not sure.” In that identical Pitchfork interview Del Rey explained she has since recorded all of her conversations with journalists as a result of “years of being manipulated and harassed from the press.”
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