‘World’s Best Father’ series captures Korean culture

By KH디지털2
  • Published : Mar 9, 2014 - 10:37
  • Updated : Mar 9, 2014 - 10:37

The popular photographer Dave Engledow started a project called “World’s Best Father” when his daughter Alice Bee was born in 2010. His aim was to create a memorable collection that his daughter could cherish even as an adult.

(Dave Engledow)
The photos are taken in a hilarious and creative way and edited with Photoshop as much as possible to enhance each particular shot. Many of the photos have a humorous concept: in one of them, he cradled “8-week-old Alice Bee like a football and doctored it to look like he’s squirting breast milk into a ‘World’s Best Father’ mug.”

Since Engledow’s wife is serving at Yongsan Garrison -- the headquarters for the U.S. military in South Korea, many of his photos capture the culture of Korea: Alice Bee doing a New Year’s bow in a hanbok, eating a chili pepper that she’s dipped in ssamjang and dancing like Psy.

Some of Engledow’s “World’s Best Father” photos were uploaded onto his Facebook page, which made him and Alice Bee Internet and television celebrities.

Engledow’s sweet collection of photos from the “World’s Best Father” series will be released in book form on May 6, 2014.

Regarding this upcoming collection of photos, BuzzFeed said, “Internet, meet your new favorite dad,” and New York Daily News credited Engledow’s creativeness as a photographer: “[Dave Engledow] takes family portraits to a whole new level.”

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By Ha Ji-won, Intern reporter (
(Dave Engledow)

(Dave Engledow)
(Dave Engledow)
(Dave Engledow)