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IMAGES OF THE DAY: Here He Is… The World’s Best Father
September 28, 2012
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Now a lot of people think that their dad is the best. Listen in to the conversation on any playground, and you'll know it's true.

But Dave Engledow has a lot of photographic proof that he is, in fact, the World's Best Father.

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Dave's a photographer who started taking pictures of his daughter, Alice Bee, soon after she was born. As he says on his Kickstarter page, he wanted to "document her life creatively and put together a collection of photos that she would treasure as an adult."

Well, let's hope Alice grows up to have a sense of humour. This series of pictures, each one prominently featuring Dave's "World's Best Father" mug, was created using multiple images and a lot of Photoshop work.

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It all started with this shot, which Dave intended as a one-off.

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He says he wanted to capture "the dazed, sleep-deprived obliviousness of the new father, while at the same time gently poking fun at myself and new fathers everywhere."

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There are now 56 images (and counting) in the series. His Kickstarter site is raising money for a World's Best Father 2013 calendar.

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So far he's raised $7,433 on a goal of $1,200, so apparently Dave's not the only fan of his fathering skills.

And just in case you're worried about Alice's well-being, this video shows how the trick is done: a lot of clever visual trickery, the occasional hand in a boot, and a couple of tutus.

Here are a few more of Dave's photographs. Visit his Kickstarter to see more and find out what he's all about.

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