World's Best Father Photo Series (and Calendar): Dad + Baby + Food
A new father snaps baby thumbing knowingly through an applesauce-smeared copy of Ada or Ardor. Another day, he tucks a Budweiser into the crook of her soft little arm as she sleeps, drooling and burbling away, and, with a few iPhone heroics, updates his Instagram to the applause of family members and co-workers. Dads have been taking funny pictures of their babies ever since they were able. However, Maryland photographer Dave Engledow has brought funny baby pictures to a whole new level with his Kickstarter-funded, Facebook-approved World's Best Father photo series and calendar project. Naturally, our favorites are the ones with food.
Considering how much of a very young person's waking hours are spent procuring the calories and nutrients necessary for rapid growth and development, it's not surprising that Engledow and his daughter/co-star, the diminutive, photogenic Alice Bee, spend so much time playing with edibles. There's Engledow forking over what appears to be about a half-pound of torched breakfast steak. There's Alice Bee wielding the electric carving knife over a roasted turkey and an ominously split pomegranate. There's Alice Bee again, perched on a toaster, helping out with breakfast.
The Kickstarter campaign was funded on the day it was announced, but interested parties can still grab a piece of the magic. According to Engledow's Facebook page, the 2013 calendars featuring photos of these absurd scenes and more will be shipping by late October.
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