Photographer Dave Engledow who became an internet sensation with his series of ‘World’s Best Father’ photographs which feature himself as a hapless father and his young daughter Alice Bee in precarious positions because of it!
Engledow’s fantastically funny pictures were an instant hit and pretty soon the series had fans in all corners of the globe. He was recently interviewed by mymodernmet.com about what inspired him to create the series and he said that it all began as a way to mock how “clueless and sleep deprived” that he felt when he first became a dad.
Engledow says that the first image of him absentmindedly squirting his daughters milk into his coffee mug that said “World’s Best Father” on it, got a great deal of positive feedback from family and friends and the idea to carry the series on came from there.
He says one of his goals has always been to give his daughter something to laugh at when she gets older and I reckon that she’d have to have a sense-of-humor bypass not to find these images funny, so I think he’ll succeed there!
Another goal of Engledow’s was to create pictures that would not only be enjoyed by his friends who had children of their own, but also by people who were not parents. He said; “If I can get hipsters who hate baby pictures on Facebook to actually hit the “like” button on one of my photos, I count that as a win.” I wouldn’t say I was someone who ‘hates’ baby pics on Facebook, but I do often find them incredibly boring, not so with Engledow’s brilliant collection – I definitely give them the thumbs up!
Engledow has been taking these hilarious pictures since his young daughter was just 2 months old and has tried to take 3 or 4 pictures each month thereafter, so if you like the pics, keep your eyes peeled to his Facebook page because there are new ones going up all the time!
Some bad news though for parents hoping to recreate baby pics as funny as Engledow’s collection – you are going to need a lot of free time if you want to pull it off!! Apparently they take him 1-2 hours to set up the lights, another 1-2 hours to get his shot and Alice’s shot and then a further 6 – 20 hours of editing. Unfortunately – this humor doesn’t come instantly!