Well, perhaps holga-esque was inapt - more 'craftless' or 'artless'. The "snapshot" aesthetic taken to the nth degree. But I agree, it looks really sloppy and unprofessional, in part because there's no consistency to the artlessness/craftlessness. It just looks lazy. This could very well be a reason why the NYT never ran any of his photos along with the article, just the portrait their 'tog took of him.