Maybe it was the photographer's intent to generate the very discussion that is taking place on this thread. Maybe it was just an ill-conceived venture into artsy pretentiousness. Or maybe it was a parody, or some type of commentary (humorous, serious, reflective…) on the vernacular. Maybe it was a sincere but debatably contrived attempt to skirt conventionality.
Whatever the reason, it was the apparent intent of the photographer to produce the photos as they are, and in this sense, it is irrelevant how any other person might feel if they had taken the same lot. And anyway, some folks on here actually like them, should that even matter to the photographer, so there's room for everything.
By the way, this is a very good example of where context can help, meaning that I don't believe that a good photo is one that should be able to stand alone. Explanations, captions, framing: all of these things can elevate the value and certainly the understanding of a photograph.