He was my Dream-Man! I was in college and had his photo in my room. I would look at him and smile. Hoping for the day – praying for the day.
This was my dream.
This black & white poster, produced in 1987, showed a handsome, hunky father cradling his sweet, little baby, seemingly having a conversation. This poster was a blockbuster of its time, selling over 5 million copies worldwide!
Wow! Even a quarter of a century later, this photo still captivates me — the lighting, the shadows, the illuminated infant. (okay, and the man’s biceps & pecs, too)
The truth behind the photo is that a male model is holding a baby, that’s it. The man, Adam Perry, went on to sleep with 3,000 women and is a deadbeat dad who has never even held his own son!
That’s the reality!
A harsh contrast to the story told in the photo.
My reality is that over two decades after Spencer Rowell’s photo captivated me —
This is my reality!
MY DREAM CAME TRUE!