This dad’s fake photos are adorable & a bit frightening

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Kenny Deuss of Antwerp, Belgium, is a regular guy. He takes regular photos of his kids, uses Photoshop to create images of said kids in questionable situations, and posts them to his Instagram account, @Onadventurewithdad. That account became a hit with Instagram users, although at first the photos were not necessarily intended for public consumption.

Kenny Deus with his infant daughter
Courtesy of Kenny Deus

How it started

“When my first daughter was three months old, my girlfriend had to go back to work after maternity leave,” Deuss told MediaFeed. “Every Tuesday, it’s my turn to watch the kids, so my girlfriend regularly asks for a photo to see if the kids are OK. This is when I decided to do something fun with it.”

The photos show the couple’s children, Alix and Aster, in various non-baby contexts, such as receiving a mouthful of beer at feeding time or tending to a barbecue grill that’s engulfed in flames. But while it’s tempting to believe that Deuss receives regular visits from Child Protective Services for his trouble, he said that in general, people know not to take it seriously.

Baby barbecue
Courtesy of Kenny Deus

How it’s going

“There are a few people who jump to conclusions too fast and think it’s really dangerous, but those people quickly realize that it’s all edited and see the joke,” he said. “I think that short shock effect before realizing it’s fake is what’s making the images so funny.”

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The kids are all right. Really.
Courtesy of Kenny Deus

Spreading joy is key

Deuss said the main thing that keeps him updating his Instagram page with new photos is that it’s fun, and that he likes to bring people some much-needed merriment. If those people are sleep-deprived parents with an infant in the house, even better.

“Most of my images are made to bring people joy and laughter,” he said. “I’m very glad I can bring some joy to people’s lives.”

Here are some more of our favorite photos from Deuss’ account. We hope you enjoy them, too.

Baby sister for sale
Courtesy of Kenny Deus

Baby 4 sale

“Alix has decided to collect money to buy some new toys.

Let’s hope her new store will be a success.”

On Adventure with Dad kids getting into the cookies
Courtesy of Kenny Deus

Kids in the cookie jar

“When dad says we can’t have any more cookies, he clearly underestimates our will power. Teamwork makes the dream work!”

Dad's on the lookout for danger
Courtesy of Kenny Deus

Dad’s on the lookout for danger

“You don’t need much to enjoy the view. Dad is alway on the look out for all the dangers in the streets.”

Seagull takes off with baby
Courtesy of Kenny Deus

This trip is for the birds

“We spend two days at the Belgian coastline. Apparently there are a couple of aggressive seagulls there. If someone finds their nest with Aster in it, please let me know.”

Birthday blast
Courtesy of Kenny Deus

We have liftoff!

“Happy birthday Alix! Even though we only have a small party due to COVID, we’re having a blast!”

Painting project
Courtesy of Kenny Deus

Painting project

“Dad is afraid of heights, so I helped him out with some chores today.”

Coffee with the baby
Courtesy of Kenny Deus
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Constance Brinkley-Badgett

Constance Brinkley-Badgett is MediaFeed’s executive editor. She has more than 20 years of experience in digital, broadcast and print journalism, as well as several years of agency experience in content marketing. She has served as a digital producer at NBC Nightly News, Senior Producer at CNBC, Managing Editor at ICF Next, and as a tax reporter at Bloomberg BNA.