Francesco Carrozzini, Lana Del Rey‘s boyfriend and famous photographer, who is helding a photo exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey, since May, gave an interview to Hürriyet Kelebek where he spoke about his relationship with her girlfriend.
HK: What was your sexiest shoot so far?
FC: [He talks about his work.] And of course let’s not forget about my girlfriend Lana.
HK: Okay but which one? You have been with Lana Del Rey for about a year now and you’ve done two shoots. You also shot the video for ‘Ultraviolence’, which has a high sexual dosage.
FC: That’s not the sexy shoot I was talking about though. It’s always harder to work with someone for a long time if you have known each other for a while. I have my experiences with that, since I’ve been working with my mom for years.
HK: Let’s talk about your relationship with your girlfriend…
FC: I moved from New York to Los Angeles for 7 months to be with her. To be honest I thought I would only stay the winter, then return back to New York and we would find a way to work it out.
HK: So your love was stronger than you thought…
FC: Yeah, that’s safe to say. We have an isolated, calm life in Los Angeles. We are in our own world. It’s good for work as well, all the actors and musicians are in Los Angeles. And I work with them. We are able to take care of our jobs and go back to our shells. Our house is also not very visible; it’s peaceful. We surf, we ride around with motorbikes.
HK: But both of you are very busy, how do you make time for each other?
FC: We have to choose most of the time. Sometimes we cancel our work to spend time with each other. Or we plan around our schedules. For example I was with her on her last tour. You have to make sacrifices to make things work.
HK: You are a well-known photographer, your family is famous, your girlfriend is a star, all the paparazzi are following you. Don’t you get overwhelmed?
FC: We have no social life anymore, because we have to protect ourselves. We don’t accept invitations or go to parties. And when people force me, I always make up excuses like “I’m traveling”.