'We Never Look Up' Is a Beautiful Tribute to the Tech Obsessed

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'We Never Look Up' Is a Beautiful Tribute to the Tech Obsessed
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We Never Look Up

We Never Look Up

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Are you guilty of staring down at your cell phone while briskly walking along the street, dodging oncoming pedestrians and traffic aided only by your peripheral vision? Then you may one day end up on "We Never Look Up," a photography blog dedicated to snapping pictures of unsuspecting technology obsessives as they walk along the street, texting away.

The blog, featuring beautiful black-and-white photography, is the brainchild of an anonymous mobile researcher from Finland.

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"My inspiration was mainly commuting to work," the photographer told Mashable via e-mail. "Seeing people sitting in buses with their heads down, walking from point A to B without looking straight, waiting on trains and trams, silent, heads bowed down. And seeing people sitting in cafes and restaurants across from each other, using their phones, not uttering a word. You know, basic behavior nowadays."

The photographer maintained he's not judging his subjects, just documenting them.

"But I don't in any way want to judge this behavior," wrote the photographer. "People can do what they want, as long as they don't cause danger for others (texting in cars etc.). I only want to make this behavior concrete. And I guess I've succeeded."

For more of the photographer's work, visit We Never Look Up. Should city-dwellers put down their tech and appreciate the world around them more often? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Images courtesy of (c)weneverlookup, reposted here with permission

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