I liked his work. It started out looking like a jumbled mess of nothing, but ended up looking like something real. His ability to use light and shadow to create the setting was quite intriguing. Another good one was Bill Alexander, a German with a habit of calling things "the almighty..." Who's to say these guys didn't do good work? Everyone's taste is different, some may not like their stuff, but insulting it is like saying "If someone uses a technique or style of photography that I don't like, then they aren't making photos."
My buddy was into their style and tried to work on it. I'd rather use photography to express and create my vision.