Dissatisfied with his everyday life working in a big corporate photo studio, American photographer Theron Humphrey decided to leave it all behind and go on a yearlong cross-county road trip across all 50 states in the hope of photographing a project he was passionate about. And what he describes as “This Wild Idea” , a photojournalist project of ”meeting folks, loving folks, living the dream”, documenting everyday moments that make up a life. However, what he didn’t know was how Maddie a friendly coonhound he adopted from an animal shelter just before his trip, would end up changing his life. He first started photographing his travel companion Maddie on his truck to capture of the beginning of their trip together, think back to family road trip holidays . What started, as something that he did in his spare time while working on his project, on the road became a heartfelt photographic project in its own right that tells the story of a man and his dog travelling across the US. Now a collection of 120 plus photos that make up the project “Maddie on Things” a super serious project about dogs on things. Captured as this delightful duo spent 365 days on the road across America Maddie seems to stand tall on top of various objects with grace, balance and bucket-loads of heart.
Story by Richard Misso. To see more of “Maddie on Things” by Theron Humphrey. photo credit Theron Humphrey