Dee Dee Ramone, The Chelsea NYC 1
Keith Green is a native of Houston, Texas and relocated to New York City in 1986 to further pursue my photography career by working as an assistant for several top photographers in the editorial and commercial photography fields. Keith subsequently branched out on his own through self-assigned projects as well as being published in magazines such as Hamptons, LondonSunday Times, Time Out New York, Rolling Stone and others.
Keith’s most noted work features an exclusive photo-essay of the late punk icon Dee Dee Ramone, which was captured at the infamous Chelsea Hotel during the spring and summer of 1993 as Dee Dee struggled to overcome his addiction to heroin.
Several of the images from that series have appeared on the covers and insides of Dee Dee’s subsequent trilogy of autobiographical book titles: “Lobotomy: Surviving the Ramones” published in 2000, “The Chelsea Horror Hotel” published the following year and “Legend of a Rock Star,” Dee Dee’s memoir, which was completed shortly before his untimely death in 2002.
Keith’s subsequent work relating to this literary music genre include exclusive portraits of Vera Ramone, Dee Dee’s first wife, which are published in her recently released memoir, “Poisoned Heart: I Married Dee Dee Ramone” published in 2009.
Other photo essay projects include a work-in-progress portrait series of a cross section of creative, individuals whose artistic and literary contributions remain as indelible fixtures among our cultural landscape.