Born and raised in Annapolis
What are a few of your favorite things about this area?
Living on the water, fresh seafood, fishing, sunrises on the Chesapeake Bay
Where are your favorite places to eat and shop?
Eat: Factors Row downtown, Cantlers Riverside
Shop: Art Things, Home Depot
How does Annapolis specifically influence your artwork?
Being on the water and close to places like DC and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, makes Annapolis a great home base for covering the subjects that I enjoy most
My favorite photograph that I have displayed is the disappearing house at Holland Island. This island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay once had 70 homes on it, this photograph shows the last house about four months before it fell in.
3 items or designs that you love from other HERE. featured artists
Kim Hovell Oyster paintings, Charles Lawrence Fish Prints, Signs by Upcycle Designs
How do you decide which pieces will fit HERE.?
All of my pieces that are exhibited at HERE are local scenes on the Chesapeake Bay, in both Maryland and Virginia. I want people from the area to be able to connect with the photographs.
What is the most memorable response to your artwork that you have experienced?
I influenced a group of young kids to take photography courses in high school
How did you get started with your art? What is your artistic background?
I started shooting when I was about 14 under the guidance of my father, Kevin Fleming. He has been a professional photographer for over 40 years. I have a bachelors degree in Economics and Environmental Sciences, my photography took off after college when I started spending a lot of time on the water with a camera.
I enjoy fishing, kayaking and cooking with fresh/local ingredients
Describe a typical day for you
My day to day routine varies based on weather, tides, and client needs. I am always doing something different,
What is in your bag?
I currently have three Nikon digital SLR cameras and seven different lenses
If you could go anywhere, where would it be and with who?
I would like to go to Cuba in the Spring of 2016
I first found about Amy and El last year at the Holiday pop up shop
First impression of Amy and El
Amy and El are great to work with, full of energy and have a great ability to connect with artists and people interested in buying local art.
Funniest experience with Amy or El or in a pop-up?
Shucking oysters for over a hundred women at a charity event they hosted in May at the Charles Carroll House
Aside from the obvious short term nature of HERE., what makes our shop unique compared with to other shops/ galleries/ boutiques that carry your work?
HERE. brings a lot of local talent together from a variety of mediums. The pop-up shop gives the consumer a unique variety of products that they could not find anywhere else in Annapolis.