Attack the idea
• Attack thought
Danish photographer Simon Hogsberg (Simon Hoegsberg) within three months stopped the passers-by on the streets of New York and Copenhagen, shot them and asked to answer the question in detail, "What were you thinking before I stopped you?". Some (of 150) agreed to answer.
"I'm just checking sms, which have accumulated since my trip to India, from which I just returned. And while I was sorting them, I got the signal for a new SMS. I look at all the SMS and erase those that are do not mean anything, but I have saved many. I think it is something like a diary. I bought a new mobile phone because the old remembered only 10 SMS and it does not suit me, I do not want to remove them as soon as they come, it's a little sad. Here, for example, is a letter from a friend of the girl whom I met in India, and although we are a little lost sight of each other, I wrote to her, that, like, I'm in Copenhagen, everything is fine, very sunny and a bit cool, and I miss you. And she said. " Copenhagen, Denmark.
"I saw policemen who shoved the receipt of fines under windshield wipers of cars. It made me think about the traffic police, and in particular on how basely they work. I recently put the car seems to be in a permitted location. And wrote that you can not park there. On the side of the road, I really noticed a barely visible yellow stripes. I went to investigate. And another time parked just perfect, and the receipt says, she was not in eight meters from the intersection, and six and a half. It is necessary to penalize those who violate the law and severely hurting others. But the one who did not notice something that does not matter, and if we know that it is done unintentionally, such people should not stick to the glass of your damned paper. " Copenhagen, Denmark.
"I thought about how the club was on the street Stengede last Sunday, and that was because there was one little incident ... It was ... you can say" flirting "in Danish ? It was a flirtation, but then something happened and I had to leave. So it is not turned into something other than light flirting. We have no links at all but we exchanged glances. And it was wonderful. I have not talked to him. Only on the dance floor ... eyes. I've never seen him. And I do not know, I'd like to see it again ... No, it was important just then and there, it was good then and there, but I do not have to see him again. No ... "Copenhagen, Denmark.
"I thought that I just came from work, and started off, I was going to pick up his son, who is now his friend, and I'm half an hour late. But it does not matter that I'm a little late. They are fun, and they will play in a great place as long as I come. So it's not so important. He is OK. And then we go home and draw together all weekend ... It would be very nice. " Copenhagen, Denmark.
"I thought, what kind of stroller, which rolls out the woman, because we ourselves will have a baby in two months, and we are already thinking what stroller to buy. Her wheelchair is very similar to the one we are going to buy. It seemed to us that it is pretty, comfortable and easy. It seems, Odder company, a Danish product. Such a wagon. And more than I did not think about anything, because then I was distracted by a police officer who stopped the car because the driver talking on a cell phone at the same time made a prohibited turn. " Copenhagen, Denmark.
"Before I came to these lakes, I thought I go down the stairs or better to go down the path that leads to the lakes. And then I thought, just sit down and I will look at the lake. I came straight from home - I'm unemployed and I have a lot of free time - going to go out and do exercises and then go down to the lakes, because it is a beautiful place. I felt that I needed to see the water, so went for a walk. Combine water charging and contemplation - that this was my goal. " Copenhagen, Denmark.
"I was thinking of a box of chocolate truffles, which are going to give other, that they were left on the table, and the sun shines directly in the window, and truffles can melt. I hope they do not turn into a shapeless mass of sticky. He is something like my boyfriend ... well, more likely, just a friend. We do not call each other's boyfriends, just meet, and what to be, will be. I decided to give him truffles, because he loves chocolate. It seemed appropriate. We know the whole month and a half, and ... I saw a store, I thought it would be nice. It was absolutely spontaneous action ... I passed the windows, I saw the box and thought, hell, why not ?! "New York, USA.
"I just walked past an advertising poster, there was something about the yacht club on Lake Peblinge. And then, just when I came here just before you spoke to me, I thought that I would like to become a member of the yacht club, but in the southern part of Sweden, in Malmö, and I thought about yachts and water Malmö and sounds that can be heard there. I would like to be a member of the yacht club in Malmö, because it seems to me that there is much more space here is too crowded, and I'm tired of all these clubs, in which I am here. I do not mean the yacht club, I'm talking about rowing clubs, there wasting time in queues, and so on. I'm tired of it, and just imagine that there could be more room. " Copenhagen, Denmark.
"Well, I'll tell you what I was thinking when we met. I live on the street and Gottersgede going to go for a walk with the dog, right? I thought that my wife, who had left three days ago, will return home an hour later, she had a baby in two weeks, and I made a changing table, and I am very, very worried about whether he will like it, because I the last three days spent at work ... carpenter from me is not the best, but I tried very hard, working on this project, I thought it had to be something ... something special. So now here I was thinking about that all parts fit together, everything is in place ... or if she will come home, and I will not even there, she realizes that the table is ready, and I do not have to explain anything. " Copenhagen, Denmark.
"This is ... I'm trying to think ... I left the bike in the Westside and tried to figure out how to get to the bike to run to the Cliff-bar - this is a diet bar. There's peanut butter, and that's all I eat for breakfast. I had to ice-cream and Cliff-bar. But I ... You know, my leg does not bend, do not even know why. I wanted to find the shortest way to the bike, and that the road was Cliff-bar and cafe, and my leg does not bend ... Yes. Maybe it has something to do with sexual activity ... I'm not sure ... No, actually, I'm sure. " New York, USA.
"I thought how cool that I still bought two bags for dirty laundry, so it can be sorted, and some control of the process. In general, I was pleased with myself, what have brought at least some order in their lives. One for color and one for underclothes and bed linen. I'm, like, felt that behave in an adult. I have long thought about it and then ... Well, I was just passing by the library and thought, well, this shop over there, far away, yes, I went to the library and just thought ... ... this store, it is near, we must not forget .... in general, these bags now lie in my bag. " Copenhagen, Denmark.
"I am a morning shlyayus of Copenhagen, and my friend's wife at the time of giving birth, and both of them are now in the hospital. And the only thing that comes to mind is that I was going to update the entire wardrobe and bought only one sweater. Yesterday I went to a friend in Østerbro. When I went to bed last three nights, in the apartment were three of us, and in the morning I woke up alone. I realized that I was in labor. I wanted to go with a friend on the football, but it looks like he will not be up to it. I was going to buy a pile of clothes, but it did not work out, because ... well, I do not know why, anxiety, football, and even I do not know what's in that damn hospital going, so I have to be dragged back, and sit there and wait. He can look to grab some things. " Copenhagen, Denmark.
"I was thinking about that car that just drove was a black version of the car one of my friends. And I looked into the shop to check, and suddenly it is their car, but they were not there. I noticed a woman in the passenger seat - this brunette with long hair in sunglasses by Gucci and in a fur coat. It was very different from those I expect to see in a car. Because those people are my friends ... this is my friend, she never would have not got on fur and sunglasses by Gucci in a cloudy day. " Copenhagen, Denmark.
"I thought that my son's last day in the manger, he will go tomorrow at a kindergarten, so I was worried, how was that day. He brought cakes with cream and all that, interestingly, they were delicious? I'm not sure he fully understands what it means beginning of kindergarten, but he realizes that there will be something new that's, you grow up and go into the garden, and he is waiting for this. Yes, I think so ... And maybe he realizes he says he understands, but, of course, a little bit afraid. He is now three, it will go into the garden to the school, that is, up to six, so there is still about three years. A new stage of the career ladder. Generally, it is a big leap, I think. " Copenhagen, Denmark.
"I thought that the" Snickers "(chocolate bars) with a large portion of the peanut is really delicious, and then I thought I was well-trimmed. I was just at a new barber. That's what I was thinking, before returning to work. Yes, I chewed his peanuts and thought, hmm, delicious, and then ... then I thought it was a good barber. " Copenhagen, Denmark.
"I thought, I go straight or turn right. But at the same time I was thinking how cool ... I just met a close friend who was to meet with three other men, and I was so surprised that he was on foot, because usually he drives a car. He ... took me by surprise, just saying "hello". At this time I was thinking about which road to take, it's funny that I met him. His cap was pulled down almost to his nose, so I did not even recognize him. And yet it was he, and he began to say hello, and that ... It was a very fun and enjoyable. I've known him ever since, while working in his company. I am 30 years old, was a housewife, at some point, I just had to get out, and I started working with him. " Copenhagen, Denmark.
"An hour later, my wife and son are going to visit friends. Wife while shops, selects a gift, and I think we will go by bus because the street pretty darn cold, and in any case, I pre-validated tickets. I struck them, because here we got on the bus and went to find a gift, and then we'll go back on the same bus, just continue on our way, right? I've thought about: what if your ticket expires before the end of how we come out of the bus near the home of friends? And then I realized that it is not necessary to punch the tickets again, because it has enough. " Copenhagen, Denmark.
"I thought ... to be or not to be ... What happens if I go to the parking lot and pick your car, because two months ago I lost my credit card, but the money for parking removed automatically. But the old card is canceled for a couple of months, so I think that they do, whether they will require a fine, and I thought about what would happen during the two minutes, when I pick up the car, and I will give them my new card. Maybe I have in the database. No, that's okay, just ... The question is whether they will make me pay a fine for not having received the money, because I was late with payment. The local parking costs $ 180, not $ 190 a month - and it's cheap for Manhattan. " New York, USA.