Alice Bee and The World’s Best Father

Sep 27, 2012 8:54am

Maryland-based father Dave Engledow started creating funny whimsical portraits of himself and his daughter Alice Bee.  Initially he set these up to primarily entertain his family and friends on Facebook,  but after receiving overwhelming responses,  his series of Alice Bee and World’s Best Father has become an Internet sensation.

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World’s Best Father

” ..The first World’s Best Father image I shot was initially intended as a one-off.  I wanted to capture the dazed, sleep-deprived obliviousness of the new father, while at the same time gently poking fun at myself and new fathers everywhere. ”

 

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Making Chili

 

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Pizza Night

“Since the birth of our daughter Alice Bee in December 2010, the majority of my inspiration has stemmed from creatively documenting the first moments of her life in our family.”

 

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Father’s Day Breakfast

 

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Just a Little Off the Top

“Right before staging the first shot, inspiration hit and I decided that the shot might be stronger if the coffee mug said something like “father of the year” or some similar superlative so I purchased the mug that has since made an appearance in all 56 (and counting) images in this photo series. ”

 

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Future Olympian

 

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Over The Top

 

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Kitchen Counter 500. -”Unfortunately, by the the 30th lap, the World’s Best Mother had already consumed almost all of my victory champagne. ”

 

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Turkey Time

 

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Kitchen Helper

In his Kickstarter campaign for a 2013 calendar series, Dave Engledow explains how these comical images came to life. “The character I portray in this series is intended to be a parody of the father I hope I never become–distracted, self-absorbed, neglectful, clueless, or even occasionally overbearing”

 

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Saturday Morning

 

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Late For Work

 

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Potty Mouth

 

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Bedtime Routine

 For the Complete Series, Follow Dave Engledow on his Facebook Page

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