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Photoproject on a Coonhound Balancing on Things

Maddie the Coonhound is a photo project by American photographer Theron Humphrey. Beginning at the end of last year he's been traveling across the United States with his faithful companion Maddie, taking photos of her defying Physics. Aiming to reach all 50, Humphrey is capturing the scenic country from a new perspective!

Maddie is a Coonhound, and while her traits as a scent hound would mean she’s better suited at hunting she, like a lot of us, decided to runaway with the circus (well, not exactly) and become a tightrope walker! See what brave feats Maddie has accomplished in the above gallery which range from conquering horses to national park signs!

And the grandest feat of all…

Image via maddieonthings

The project is part of This Wild Idea, a project by Humphrey in which he aims to collect and share the stories of everyday people, collecting one-a-day as he traverses across the States. Additionally, as outlined in his mission statement, he states the project will also give a fresh perspective on social media integration. “It’s not about using social media to self-promote, but instead bringing subject and project together, so each are participating.”

You can view an up-to-date map of his route here and, if you are living in any of the 50 States not yet visited by Humphrey, even submit your request to have your story told!

This article was inspired by this This is Colossal post.

written by soundfoodaround


  1. usxdesign

    I discovered this guy about 2 months ago, and his work is just amazind, what a dog!
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  2. soundfoodaround


    @usxdesign. Yes, what a dog! Has anyone else worked with their pets, or animals, in photo projects? Would love to hear about techniques you use and the levels of difficulty in working with your particular models!

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