My excitement about this project is huge. It includes a dog (with highest possible score on cuteness scale) and her owner, the brilliant photographer Theron Humphrey. He's a National Geographic Traveller of the Year and one of PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch for in 2014. He's been publishing in Wired, NatGeo and Huffington post, which I think is just splendid. But enough about Theron, let's talk about his loyal companion Maddie he adopted from a rescue shelter in Georgia. She's up for any kind of adventure and has extraordinary posing and balancing skills! Impressive!
Maddie and Theron have travelled all of the 50 U.S. states together. Theron first wanted to make the trip because of his photography project, but it all turned into an adventure that pretty much revolved around Maddie. He began to photograph Maddie standing atop various objects and eventually he collected all of the photographs into the book "Maddie on Things: A Super Serious Book About Dogs and Physics". Theron thinks that she's nothing less but a super dog: "She has never had fallen, never been hurt and she always lets me know her limitations." Theron is currently working on a documentary called "Why We Rescue" which will present stories about how rescued pets have transformed their guardians' lives. I think we're all quite familiar with the benefits of adopting instead of buying! Right? Right.
You can keep up with this daring couple on Instagram. A little warning though: it's hard not to fall in love with Maddie. She's a heartbreaker.
*All photos via Maddie On Things