Maddie the Coonhound and This Wild Idea

by Kate on February 20, 2012

Photographer Theron Humphrey is traversing the United States with his camera and his trusty canine companion to document the lives of everyday people. Entitled This Wild Idea, the project has taken him over 17,000 miles already. He’s taken 1,825 photos, and met hundreds of people, each with their own unique story to tell. Along the way, Theron began to capture his dog Maddie, a Maine coonhound, perched atop some of the most peculiar things. This burgeoning side project, aptly (and adorably) named Maddie on Things, is delightful.

Theron’s travels make me yearn for the days when I would drive cross country to get from home to college and back again each summer. Wanderlust can strike at inopportune moments, and I have endless admiration for people like Theron who actually make their dreams of travel and discovery happen. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our founding fathers than to head out and explore this amazing country, or take steps towards your own “wild idea.” Here’s to discovery, loyal companions, and the open road—happy Presidents’ Day, everyone.

To find out when Theron is headed to your town, visit This Wild Idea and check out the “Where I’m Headed” feature. To see more of Maddie as she climbs new heights, visit the tumblr Maddie On Things; you can also buy prints of Maddie here.

{All images by Theron Humphrey}

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