Taken out of context, the photos below could be proof that Dave Engledow is possibly the world’s worst dad. However, take a closer look, read his story and you’ll see he really might be the best one, or at least the funniest.
In an attempt to show off his daughter Alice Bee when she was just 8 weeks old, Dave staged a shot that would portray him at his sleep-deprived, clueless best, according to Yahoo Shine. The photo was a hit among his Facebook friends, and to avoid being one of those parents posting endless trite shots of their offspring, he kept up the act by taking more satirical shots of himself with little Alice Bee.
Dave’s wife Jen, a lieutenant colonel in the Army, is his photography assistant, helping set up all the shots (which “combine multiple images and uses digital retouching to create the humorously perilous scenarios“). However, Jen was recently deployed to Seoul, which means Dave’s on parenting duty alone, which means the photography is now a weekend-only project.
The photos — there are 50 in all — have become so popular that Dave started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to compile the best ones in a self-published 2013 calendar.
Take a look at 25 of them right here, and decide for yourself: World’s Best Dad, Baddest of the Bad Dad, or Sweetest and Funniest Dad Ever?
All photos used with permission from Dave Engledow
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