This post is a tribute to the typical Ilocano father (we call him ‘Tatang’ in our dialect) in a typical Rural Ilocos setting. From the break of dawn, Tatang thinks of nothing and do nothing but farming to provide his family decent meals, three times a day.
The images uploaded here are converted to ‘black and white’ with a dash of color, mostly in neutral shades (I got little help from Photoshop and in my online tutorial on digital imaging) which truly reflects life in rural Ilocos – simple.
The image sequencing starts with Tatang preparing to go to the farm until he retires at the end of the day. To complement each photo, I have inserted quotations of a simple poem I have written inspired by my father who spent most of his life in the farm before he died.
To every Tatang everywhere, and to my beloved Dad in Heaven, this is all for you…
Continued on the next page.
“For tomorrow is a new day to do God’s will!”