Bill Huxtable. Al Bundy. Homer Simpson. Don Draper. Phil Dunphy. Louis C.K. If TV shows get one thing right, it’s that all fathers are incredibly different; each has his various strengths and flaws, but is trying to do his best by his kids, in his own way. Playing off of the idea of what it means to be a dad, Washington D.C.-based photographer Dave Engledow has created a highly-entertainingly series of portraits that co-star his adorable 2-year-old daughter, Alice Bee. “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,” he explains. “I’ve always used humor as a way to deal with my personal fears and neuroses, and in many way these images are often an attempt to do just that — to illustrate humorously the fears that I and, as I’ve learned, many other new fathers have about fatherhood.” Now, Engledow is hoping to raise the funds on Kickstarter to turn his work into a calendar for next year. We think that once you see his funny photos, which we spotted thanks to The Daily What, you’ll be more than wiling to help the guy out!
Photo credit: Dave Engledow