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Michelle Keena

Photographer, writer, dreamer

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Palm Canyon Drive

Photo by Michelle Keena

This image of model Analiesse Lagunes is available at this Fine Art America.  Click here for details.  $5.00 of each print sale will go to the Cauda Equina Foundation.

Palm Canyon Drive


At the end of 2017, model Analiesse Lagunes and I messaged each other and set up a photo shoot in Palm Springs, California.  I shot for about 30 minutes. Was I in pain? Of course I was but do I remember it? No. What I do remember was how good it felt and how it got my heart racing, but in a good way. My body was in a fight during this time.  My physicians couldn't figure out my unexplained weight loss, the potassium deficiencies and where the pain was coming from. Honestly, I felt like my time was coming and my body could no longer go on. However, this new found enthusiasm I had for my hobby of photography made me forget about some of the physical pain and let me focus on the good things. It also it woke up that sense of wonder about so many other things. I have met so many talented people that have inspired me.  Do I think it is a cure-all?  No, but this has been better than the daily struggle to fight pain. Instead, I am utilizing my own bodies natural chemistry.  It's like a natural high.  Also, I still am following my physician orders.  My physicians are all aware of my pain struggles and know that I want to remain pain-pill free, if possible.  So far, so good.

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This photo was taken in Palm Desert, CA on January 6, 2019, twenty-five days before my surgery.  Model Ashley Reinke, reached out to me after she had seen a few of my photos on Instagram. I was going to turn it down as I was not feeling well but so glad I didn't! During her shoot, I remember cutting it short but was able to get some great shots. Pain during that time was unbearable.  I did my best to get into the positions for certain shots. Ashley was a true professional and took my meager directions and made magic.  Also, in order be authentic, I do use herbal methods to control my pain. Honestly, the green stuff doesn't really silence my pain but it has opened up my creativity and allowed me to forget about the pain, sometimes just for a little while.  That is part of my story, only a little part.  


Now it is your turn.  Tell us about you!  Share your stories, photos, art work, music, poetry.  Raise money and awareness to pain related organizations that are working to find cures and to provide resources and help the people in need. Many of these organization help people working on their own struggles with pain due to illness, anxiety, depression and so much more. This site aims to highlight the contributing artists work and stories to inspire others as well the organization the artist chooses.

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Photo by Michelle Keena

This image of model Ashley Reinke is available at Fine Art America. click on here for more details.

$5.00 of each print sale will go to the Cauda Equina Foundation.