in my opinion, it seems a bit pretentious. Art should try and make some understanding of human experience, not just be there for the sake of creating art. That's just my ignorant interpretation though! Maybe you don't understand, cause there is nothing to understand? ;)
Bothers my eyes a little, but is the photographer trying to explore concepts about identity or the lack of it? There also seems to be little emotion in the pictures, like, it's blank. Maybe that's the type of message she's trying to get across. (All that from being an art student lol).
I am thinking under water so you know how everything is different when you are under water and you don't get a clear picture till you surface. Could be a personal euphemism for self awareness or a societal euphemism for how the media tries to implant ideas in your head subliminally.
First thing that comes to mind is "why though?" but then I look at the paintings again and I think, "wtf why though?". But no in all seriousness I don't understand art so much these days but it would've been better without the smudging thingy but that's just me. If the smudging represents some smudging or contortion of the person's soul or body image then credits to you dude!