I posted this partly because I saw the architecture thread the other day and this photo collection reminded me of that, so I figured it'd be worth sharing.
This is very much art. Whether it or not it's well executed could probably be an argument by itself. There is no denying though that the photographer chose deliberate angles to show the buildings and her photos have deliberate compositions. To take things one step further, she's definitely manipulated the photos to bring out certain colors and I think it's in an attempt to bring out various details of the buildings. The final results show an attempt to be creative and illustrate the beauty of the buildings, and I really do think they're beautiful.
I think they're beautiful because I think she did an amazing job capturing the characters of the buildings. "Hidden Beauty #1 London" is a dichotomy of tall and top heavy, like it could tip over any minute, but at the same time the weathered concrete looks strong and sturdy. "Hidden Beauty #23 Berlin" has a great contrast between the red and the white of the building and the white of the building and the blue grey of the clouds behind it. I can see something I like in every single picture.
They're beautiful because they're big and imposing, but she makes them seem accessible and apreciable. They're beautiful because they're strike me as old and faithful, like your dad's old tools that can still get the job done despite the patina. They're beautiful because the grey buildings have earth tones that bring a sense of peace and comfort and the painted buildings have a personality that you known makes them stand out from their grey neighbors.
These buildings are pieces of art themselves, pieces of people's lives. The photos are pieces of art, containing pieces of art and people's lives.
They're certainly better than some things I see in art museums.