This was an image I submitted as part of a competition to encapsulate parenthood. An image had to be submitted with a caption or passage that would help enhance the viewers experience and understanding of the subject matter. 

I submitted an image of my father. When my sister and I were children, our mother tragically passed away, leaving a huge hole in the heart of our family. My father took up the reigns of the household in every sense; from looking after my sister and I, dropping and collecting us from school, helping us with homework, making us breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything else in between. He took up both roles of mother and father. 

This is the image that I took that I feel encapsulates everything that he is. Whilst the eyes speak of the melancholy of a tough life, this image will always remind me of the fierce and strong man that he is.