About Lily

Photos by Imogen Hayward

Lily Plume is a freelance writer and photographer currently based in London. Her travels have taken her from Europe to Asia to Australia and back, but her heart will always be by the sea. In 2017 she spent a year living in the beautiful French Basque Country, where she surfed, studied French and taught English at a language school in Biarritz, before moving back to the UK to finish her degree at the University of Exeter.

During her final year at Exeter she was the editor and creative designer of the independent student publication Exetera Magazine, overseeing the creation of The Dream Edition, which printed poetry, short fiction and thoughtful articles from students across the university and beyond.

After graduating with first class honours in English and French she spent six months living in Cornwall, writing for Wavelength Surf Magazine and continuing her research into the spirit of place, a topic which she explored in her final year dissertation on sense of place in Daphne du Maurier’s famous Cornish novels.

Travelling to new places both near and far is her lifeblood, whether it’s an hour’s drive to the nearest beach for a surf or a 24 hour flight to the other side of the world. Wherever she goes, she is always searching to capture the essence of a place through her writing and photography, often through the lens of a 35mm film camera. This website is a space for her to share these thoughts and stories from her travels.

To see her portfolio of published work, please click here.

Get in touch at lilyplume95@gmail.com