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.
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. "
"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."
Father's Day Breakfast
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. "
Over The Top
Kitchen Counter 500. -"Unfortunately, by the the 30th lap, the World's Best Mother had already consumed almost all of my victory champagne. "
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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