If you frequent Twin Kittens Gallery, Trinity Anglican Mission, or just know a few internet savvy pet lovers from the Atlanta area, you've probably heard of Maddie, the Coon Hound with an amazing affinity for standing very still. Maddie, a former rescue pup from Cobb County, was adopted by an Atlanta area photographer and is now the star of her own iPhone app, book, and photography project.
Theron Humphrey was about to hit the road for a 365 photography project, "This Wild Idea," during which he intended (and succeeded) to photograph a new person every single day, when he decided to stop by the Cobb County Animal shelter to adopt a Coon Hound he had seen online. Maddie, one-year-old at the time, then joined Humphrey on his journey across the country.
Somewhere along the way, Humphrey decided to try photographing Maddie, and found that she, unlike many dogs, had an affinity for standing quite still for photographs. Thus, a side project was born; "Maddie on Things," or photographs of Maddie placed on top of various objects and in various places, became a second venture throughout the journey.
Since "Maddie on Things" began, Maddie has been included in her own iPhone app, which allows users to place Maddie on things in their own photos, a February gallery feature at Twin Kittens, and now her own book.
The book, entitled Maddie on Things, is available now for pre-order through Chronicle Books. It will be released later this month on March 26.