Things You Wanted to Say But Never Did by Geloy Concepcion
“Things You Wanted to Say But Never Did” is a project where people can express the things they’ve always wanted to say but never had the courage to do so. This project aims to connect people through their experiences so no one feels alone. For every note, there is at least one person going through the same thing.
If anyone wants to be a part of the project, they can send me a private message @geloyconcepcion with their note written on a white piece of paper or just simply answer the question on my story highlight titled “TYWTSBND”, then my job as a photographer is to go on my film archive and look for the photo that I think will fit and write their note on it. Their names will be private and I won’t reply to their messages. I’ll be sharing photos from the project once a week and at the same time post the question on my story.
Geloy Concepcion is a photographer, videographer and street artist based in San Francisco Bay Area, California.
Geloy was born and raised in Pandacan, one of the roughest part of Manila. At his early age he was already introduced to the vibrancy and chaos of the city. Geloy’s interest in art and journalism began as a teen doing editorial cartoon in his school’s newspaper but it was his later discovery of street art that would have a profound effect on him. He painted murals around Manila which gave him a leeway to delve deeper into the lives of the people he got to meet along the way. Wanting to share these stories started his journey in photography.
Concepcion eventually became a professional photographer. He worked for national magazines and news agencies before pursuing documentary. His works have been exhibited in the USA, Europe, Japan, Singapore, India, Australia, Kosovo, Indonesia, and Philippines. Geloy is doing freelance editorial assignments apart from working on his long term projects. His works often represents his roots, the rule of the streets, stories of survival from society’s inevitable judgments.