We spent the day photographing Lana Del Rey. Here are the 10 best outtakes

Pop star Lana Del Rey is photographed in Los Angeles on Sept. 26 as part of The Times’ project “Songs of L.A.” Select photographs originally appeared in The Times' "How Lana Del Rey reinvented herself ... and modern-day rock stardom."
Pop star Lana Del Rey is photographed in Los Angeles on Sept. 26 as part of The Times’ project “Songs of L.A.” Select photographs originally appeared in The Times’ “How Lana Del Rey reinvented herself ... and modern-day rock stardom.”
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

As Lana Del Rey promotes her new album, “Norman F—ing Rockwell,” we had the chance to photograph the Grammy nominee in Los Angeles, the city that the New York native now calls home.

Here are the photos that didn’t make our original piece, but deserve their own moment.

“I just liked the sound of ‘Lana Del Rey.’ And I also knew the music sounded as big as that name. It had a ring to it.”

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Pop star Lana Del Rey, singer of "Venice Bitch," is photographed in Los Angeles on Sept. 26, 2019, as part of The Times’ project “Songs of L.A.”
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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Pop star Lana Del Rey, singer of "Venice Bitch," is photographed in Los Angeles on Sept. 26, 2019, as part of The Times’ project “Songs of L.A.”
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Pop star Lana Del Rey, singer of "Venice Bitch," is photographed in Los Angeles on Sept. 26, 2019, as part of The Times’ project “Songs of L.A.”
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

“Onstage, I wear the same shoes and dress that I go lunch in. It’s always just a dress off the rack. I’ve never had a costume maker. I do my own makeup. But everyone says I have a ‘persona.’ Just because I wear short dresses doesn’t mean I can’t write my own narrative.”

Lana Del Rey

Pop star Lana Del Rey, singer of "Venice Bitch," is photographed in Los Angeles on Sept. 26, 2019, as part of The Times’ project “Songs of L.A.”
(Jay L. Clendenin /Los Angeles Times)
Pop star Lana Del Rey, singer of "Venice Bitch," is photographed in Los Angeles on Sept. 26, 2019, as part of The Times’ project “Songs of L.A.”
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Pop star Lana Del Rey, singer of "Venice Bitch," is photographed in Los Angeles on Sept. 26, 2019, as part of The Times’ project “Songs of L.A.”
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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“My album’s not good because I overcame things from my childhood. It’s good because the melodies are great, and because I have a natural-born ability to put words together.”

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Pop star Lana Del Rey, singer of "Venice Bitch," is photographed in Los Angeles on Sept. 26, 2019, as part of The Times’ project “Songs of L.A.”
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Pop star Lana Del Rey, singer of "Venice Bitch," is photographed in Los Angeles on Sept. 26, 2019, as part of The Times’ project “Songs of L.A.”
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Pop star Lana Del Rey, singer of "Venice Bitch," is photographed in Los Angeles on Sept. 26, 2019, as part of The Times’ project “Songs of L.A.”
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

“Somewhere in the back of my mind, I’ve been coordinating this concept covers album called ‘Pacific Blue.’ It would be a very low-key thing, like acoustic Beach Boys stuff, Elvis, Chris Isaak. People usually think your career is over when you record a covers album or a Christmas album. But my musician friends and I are always playing covers. We could probably do that album in a week.”

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