Some of you out there in webland might know that I’m a photographer (this little plot clue will piece together later this year in the 2nd act, so watch out for big news). Being that I am no stranger to the drawing of light, I’ll be showcasing lots of photographers who are not just awesome at capturing images, but swim in oceans of awesome-sauce in the parenting field as well.
First, may I present David Engledow, Baby-Care Extraordinaire. You may have seen his photos on buzzfeed.com, The Huffington Post, or The Telegraph. David decided one day, most likely while running with scissors and funneling Wild-Turkey, that he should document his mastery of fatherly prowess. Together with his daughter, Alice Bee, he takes portraits of what it takes to be the best father this side of San Quentin..
“loser has to change the winner’s diaper.”
While the photos may show some tips from the Bobby Brown Guide to Parenting, Dave obviously spends way more time with his daughter than many fathers. He also involves her in his art, which I personally think is an immensely respectful gesture to anyone. Besides, her scrapbook when she gets older is going to be way cooler than your Sears portrait studio shots wearing a sweater with a Jackson Pollock indigestion color scheme. And if you look at Alice Bee throughout the progression of the series, you can see her enthusiasm for being involved grow. I was just happy to get to be involved in tongue-cleaning the spoon and praying it was rum cake. The reality is Alice Bee is getting to thrive in an environment of creativity and humor at a young age, where the rest of us often are starved and eventually forget what the concepts ever meant.
Hats off to you, Sir. May you continue to co-reate and may your photos never be used against you in a court of law.