WASHINGTON – A Maryland dad might prove he’s the world’s best father by showing he’s the worst.
Dave Engledow of Takoma Park, Md., is producing a “World’s Best Father” calendar made up of staged photos showing his daughter, Alice Bee, in precarious situations. The photos feature him as well, satirically portraying the absent-minded cluelessness of a new father.
What began as a single funny photo has morphed into a full-on calendar project for Engledow. He initially published a “small-run” calendar in 2012 and is hoping to increase his production for 2013.
He’s already garnered thousands of dollars more than his initial goal.
“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,” Engledow says on his Kickstarter page.
Engledow says the photos typically are created out of multiple shots and merged in Photoshop. He says the pictures also are an attempt to illustrate the fears that accompany being a new dad.
Check out a slideshow of the project below, and visit Engledow’s Facebook and Kickstarter pages for more: