In the end I think it falls under uncategorizable, which is of course a category. I'd put The Velvet Monkey Wrench, Semiotext(e), and the recent Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac in the same grouping. They are all safely beyond any pigeonholing.
For the most part I enjoy books like these. They exude such originality, free spirit, and just plain weirdness that I have to admire the authors for breaking convention. Escaping Into Life has all of those traits in spades, not to mention it is ostensibly about street photography. I feel like I should love this book.
The problem is that, beyond the indisputable fact that it's wholly original, I just can't figure the thing out. It's like a Pollack painting. Looks great but don't ask me to make any sense of it. But give me time. I'm going to make a few more stabs.
If you want your own shot email Andrew Stark. The book currently exists as a 198 page PDF which Stark is shopping to publishers. Maybe it will make it to print form someday. In the meantime, if you can explain it please let me know.