One dad’s attempt at fatherhood humor has become an Internet sensation! Father of Alice Bee, Dave Engledow, has been capturing life with his daughter since she was 6 weeks old.
“When I first started, the idea was that I just kind of wanted to make fun of myself because I was feeling incredibly exhausted and sleep-deprived,” Engledow told BuzzFeed, “so I wanted to capture just how clueless and sleepy I felt.” ~BuzzFeed
From Calendars to books, to his hysterical Tumblr feed, Dave’s fatherhood “cluelessness” is building an empire. Dave had no idea that his photo collection would turn into such a widely loved series. His daughter will certainly have some neat and very creative memories as she grows.
When my daughter Alice Bee was born in 2010, I knew that I wanted to document her life creatively and put together a collection of photos that she would treasure as an adult; however, I truly had no idea that this ongoing photo project would develop quite the way it has. When I first started posting photos of Alice Bee to Facebook, my intent was primarily to entertain my family and friends, and I have been pleasantly surprised by the overwhelmingly positive response that these photos have generated in many countries around the globe. ~BuzzFeed
I wondered how Dave got his daughter to participate in these staged photos. Apparently there are bribes involved. Chocolate being the ultimate.
Though Dave Engledow’s full-time career is not in photography, he does hold a photojournalism degree. I think he has put his photography skills to the ultimate use… time with his daughter.
You can head on over to fotoblur to check out Dave’s captions in all their fabulous “family life” glory:
Visit Dave on fotoblur and click on the pictures to see larger version of the images and let us know in the comments which picture is your favorite! It’s hard to decide!
You can find Dave’s book on Amazon:
An adorable father-daughter combo, yes.