Maddie on Things
A Super Serious Project About Dogs and Physics
By Theron Humphrey
(Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9781452115566, 160pp.)
Publication Date: March 26, 2013
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Maddie is a sweet-tempered coonhound who accompanied her owner, Theron, on a yearlong, cross-country trip while he worked on a photojournalism project. In his spare time, Theron took photos of Maddie doing what she does best: standing on things. From bicycles to giant watermelons to horses to people, there really isn't anything that Maddie won't stand on with grace and patience. The poignant Instagram photos of this beautiful dog and her offbeat poses have captured the imagination of all those who long for a road trip with a good dog for company. Maddie on Things celebrates the strange talent of one special dog and will resonate with any dog lover who appreciates the quirky hearts (and extraordinary balance) of canines.
Theron Humphrey is a photographer who has lived and worked across the country, most recently in Idaho. He embarked on a cross-country trip, meeting and photographing someone new every day as part of a Kickstarter-funded project. He took his coonhound Maddie on his travels, and also photographed her along the way.
"Photographer Theron Humphrey's rescue hound, Maddie, has an amazing ability: She can keep her balance atop almost anything, from a horse to a tree branch. In his book Maddie on Things, Humphrey presents 120 delightful photos of his beautiful dog doing her thing."
As seen on the Ellen DeGeneres Show "Maddie on Things is a hilarious and heartwarming photo journal of a man and his devoted dog. It's an incredible book for any dog lover in your family."
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