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Caroline "Chuck" Grant is a professional photographer based in Los Angeles and New York City. She is the younger sister of American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey. She has done many photoshoots with Del Rey to promote Kill Kill, Lana Del Ray, Born to Die, Paradise, Ultraviolence, Honeymoon, Lust for Life, Norman Fucking Rockwell!, and Chemtrails Over the Country Club as well as various other photoshoots.

Biography[]

Early life[]

Grant grew up with her older sister, Lana Del Rey, and younger brother, Charlie Grant in Lake Placid, New York. Her father, Robert Grant Jr., a web developer, and mother, Patricia Grant, a teacher, had moved to Lake Placid from New York before she was born. Grant began photographing Del Rey from an early age. She continued to develop her skills while attending Parsons school in New York, at the same time Del Rey was attending Fordham College. The two shared an apartment.

Current life[]

Grant, who graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City, continues to photograph Del Rey as well as other artists and models for various publications. All three siblings live in California, United States. She dated Pretty Little Liars actor, Keegan Allen, in 2015. In March 2021, she revealed her pregnancy with her partner Jason Pickens, a TV show host and designer.[1] Their daughter, Phoenix Pickens-Grant, was born in June 2021.[2]

Work with Lana Del Rey[]

Grant has continued to work with Del Rey as a photographer since the beginning of Del Rey's career. Notably, shooting the cover of Del Rey's debut studio EP Kill Kill, debut studio album Lana Del Ray, fifth studio album Lust for life and sixth studio album Norman Fucking Rockwell!, alongside a number of single covers and promotional materials.

Grant also is credited as a co-writer on "Sweet Carolina", the final track on Lana Del Rey's eighth studio album Blue Banisters.

Shoot #1 (July 3, 2007)[]

  • Camera – Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H2
  • Location – New York City, New York

Shoot #2 (August 15, 2007)[]

  • Camera – Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H2
  • Location – New York City, New York

Shoot #3 (Unknown, 2007)[]

Shoot #4 (November 18, 2007)[]

  • Camera – Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H2
  • Location – New York City, New York

"When we used to live together in New York I used to buy these electric fish tanks from the dollar store, and I used to make her [Chuck] take pictures of me in front of the fish tanks. My nails were really long at the time and I would press up against the fish tanks and it just looked crazy. Our style started to develop together creatively to kind of reflect our love for Americana kitsch. Whenever she’d leave for work she’d come back and there would be streamers in the house and banners from the party store that she hated, but it started this style that I started to set the short videos to."

Shoot #5 (June, 2008) for Lana Del Ray[]

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Shoot #6 (August 26, 2008) for Kill Kill[]

  • Camera – Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H2
  • Location 1 – Morey Piers, Wildwood, New Jersey
  • Location 2 – Starlux Hotel, Wildwood, New Jersey
  • Location 3 – Casino Pier, Seaside Heights, New Jersey

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Shoot #7 (Unknown, 2008)[]

Shoot #8 (Unknown, 2008)[]

Shoot #9 (Unknown, 2008)[]

Shoot #10 (February 14, 2009)[]

  • Note: Shot by both Chuck Grant and Jeanie Choi
  • Location – New York City, New York

Shoot #11 (April 20, 2009)[]

  • Location – New York City, New York

Shoot #12 (November 14, 2009)[]

Shoot #13 (Unknown, 2009)[]

Shoot #14 (Unknown, 2009)[]

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Shoot #15 (Unknown, 2009)[]

Shoot #16 (Unknown, 2009)[]

Shoot #17 (April 2, 2010)[]

  • Location – Chuck's apartment, Upper East Side, New York City, New York

Media use[]

  • Note: Chuck used these shots in her portfolio for Parsons. They were shown in the Parsons Senior Thesis Photography Exhibition in the Calumet Gallery in Chelsea, New York. She received an honorable mention for them.

Shoot #18 (April 9, 2010)[]

  • Location – Lower East Side, New York City, New York

Shoot #19 (May 13, 2010)[]

Shoot #20 (December 12, 2010)[]

  • Also known as "Alpha Females"
  • Note: These photos caused major debate on the internet in early 2012 after Chuck was mistakenly claimed to be actress Jennifer Lawrence. Chuck has since stated that they were used in an art school project.

Shoot #21 (December 12, 2010)[]

  • On-set of Chuck's photoshoot "Alpha Female" with Tina Flaherty

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  • Location – New York City, New York

Shoot #22 (Unknown, 2010)[]

Shoot #23 (October 15, 2011)[]

  • Location – Highline Ballroom, New York City, New York

Shoot #24 (January 14, 2012)[]

  • Backstage at Saturday Night Live.
  • Location – 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, New York

Shoot #25 (May 8, 2012)[]

  • Location – Park Avenue/Surrey Hotel, New York City, New York

Shoot #26 (May 25, 2012) for "National Anthem"[]

  • Location – Port Washington, Long Island, New York

Shoot #27 (June 2, 2012)[]

  • Location – Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, California

Shoot #28 (June 5, 2012)[]

  • Camera – Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Shoot #29 (June 6, 2012)[]

Shoot #30 (July 28, 2012)[]

Shoot #31 (December 21, 2012)[]

  • Known as "Dreamland". Based off defunct Coney Island amusement park.

Shoot #32 (Unknown, 2012)[]

Shoot #33 (August/September, 2012) for "Ride"[]

  • Location – Las Vegas, Nevada

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Shoot #34 (April, 2013)[]

Shoot #35 (June, 2013) for Tropico[]

  • Location – Los Angeles, California

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Shoot #36 (December 25, 2013) for Ultraviolence[]

  • Camera – Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Shoot #37 (Unknown, 2013)[]

Shoot #38 (July 13, 2014) for V magazine[]

  • Location – Coney Island, New York City, New York

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Shoot #39 (July 26, 2014)[]

  • Location – Coney Island, New York City, New York

Shoot #40 (February, 2015)[]

Shoot #41 (April 16, 2015) for "High by the Beach"[]

  • Location – Malibu, California

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Shoot #42 (May 18, 2015)[]

  • Location – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Shoot #43 (June 21, 2015)[]

Shoot #44 (June 26, 2015) for Honeymoon[]

  • Location – Bel Air, Los Angeles, California

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Shoot #45 (October, 2015)[]

  • Location – Los Angeles, California

Shoot #46 (Unknown, 2015)[]

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Shoot #47 (April, 2015) for "Music to Watch Boys To"[]

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Shoot #48 (June 30, 2016) for Lust for Life[]

  • Note: Photographed on-set of the "Love" music video

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Shoot #49 (Unknown, 2016/2017) for Lust for Life[]

  • Location – Union 76 Gas Station, Beverly Hills, California

Shoot #50 (January, 2017)[]

Shoot #51 (March 9, 2017)[]

Shoot #52 (July 20, 2017)[]

  • Location – No Vacancy, Los Angeles, California

Shoot #53 (April, 2018) for Norman Fucking Rockwell![]

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Shoot #54 (July 16, 2018) for "Venice Bitch"[]

Shoot #55 (July 19, 2018) for "Mariners Apartment Complex"[]

  • Location – Mariners Village Apartment Homes, Marina del Rey, California

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Shoot #56 (August 6, 2018)[]

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Shoot #57 (Mid 2018)[]

  • Location – Los Angeles, California

Shoot #58 (November 26, 2018)[]

  • Location – Yosemite National Park, California

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Shoot #59 (February, 2019) for Norman Fucking Rockwell![]

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Shoot #60 (July, 2019) for "Fuck It I Love You"/"The Greatest"[]

Shoot #61 (August 22, 2019) for NME[]

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Shoot #62 (August, 2019)[]

Shoot #63 (September, 2019)[]

Shoot #64 (July 2, 2020) for Interview magazine[]

  1. Coat by Gucci, dress Lana's own, diamond earrings, diamond necklace, serpenti necklace, serpenti ring and diva's dream ring by Bvlgari
  2. Shirt by Gucci
  3. Coat by Gucci, mask Lana's own
  4. Dress by Gucci, fiorever necklace by Bvlgari, shoes by Francesco Russo
  5. Romper and shoes by Miu Miu, headband by Gucci, tights by Falke, vintage belt by American Vintage

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Shoot #65 (August, 2020)[]

Shoot #66 (August 25, 2020) for Rolling Stone magazine[]

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Shoot #67 (Unknown, 2023) for "A&W"[]

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Shoot #68 (Unknown, 2023) for Rolling Stone magazine[]

  • Styling — Joseph Kocharian
  • Hair — Sheridan Ward using Navy Haircare at Walter Schupfer mgmt
  • Makeup — Etienne Ortega at The Only Agency
  • Production — Brendan Garrett
  • Digi tech — Michael Cardiello
  • Lighting tech — Thomas Pat
  • Fashion assistant — Aaron Pandher
  1. Jacket and top from Beyond Retro, shorts, stylist's own, necklace and rings by Pawnshop London, earrings by Cece Jewellery.
  2. Knitwear by Alessandra Rich at MyTheresa, denim shorts by Ganni at Selfridges, necklace and rings by Pawnshop London, vintage Versace necklace at Susan Caplan, earrings by Swarovski, bracelets and boots, Lana's own.
  3. Dress Lana's own, gemstone bracelet by Swarovski, bangles and rings stylist's own.
  4. Denim shirt by Palace Skateboards, necklace by Pawnshop London.
  5. Dress Lana's own, shirt from Beyond Retro, necklace, vintage Swarovski at Susan Caplan, earrings by Swarovski.

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Shoot #69 (September 10, 2023) for The Hollywood Reporter magazine[]

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Shoot #70 (April 12, 2024)[]

Shoot #71 (May 6, 2024)[]

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