Flourish is a newly launched magazine, designed, edited and published by 23-year old Bathonian Lucy Saunders. The magazine is a marriage of her three great passions: photography, travel and writing. “My dad worked abroad quite often when I was young,” she recalls. “He always brought home disposable film cameras with snaps of his journeys. I loved the excitement of getting them developed. Seeing the world through his photos made me want to pick up a camera and start documenting my own journeys.”
And so her journey begins. The concept for Flourish was conceived while studying Photography at Bath Spa University – she developed her final year project into a travel and lifestyle magazine, and it snowballed from there. The lightbulb moment for the title came when travel writer Derek Blyth pointed out that she “flourished” whenever she spoke about her travels.