Blown A Wish Photography is Deborah Cardinal, an art photographer based in Sutton Coldfield, just north of Birmingham in the UK.

I called my photography Blown A Wish after a song on the album Loveless by My Bloody Valentine, who are one of my favourite bands.

I love both digital and film photography and try to do both as much as I can. My obsession with photography started in my early twenties and has gradually become an enormous part of my everyday life. Mostly, these days, I shoot nature, bird and still life photographs, but I also enjoy taking creative conceptual images. I am very fond of experimenting with different film cameras too.

Photography is not my full-time job. I work as a PA at a building design company. But, I try to put as much time into photography as possible. Most of my free time is spent taking or editing photographs, reading about or browsing other photographers' work, blogging here or working in my new home darkroom.

I do stock photography and I have lots of images available with Getty Images, as well as a small selection with 500px Marketplace. You can see a selection of some of my popular stock images here.

I sell a selection of prints and products through Society6, and I am also happy to take custom orders (payment is via PayPal only). You can get in touch with me by emailing me at 

I can be found in several places online; on Flickr and 500px, where I post a mixture of my photographs, and more recently I've been trying to get into the habit of posting a mixture of my film, DSLR and phone pictures on Instagram.


All photographs are © 2010-2017 Deborah Cardinal


My logo is adapted from an icon made by Coucou from Flaticon and is licensed under Creative Commons BY 3.0

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