This is a tough call. A part of me admires the Art behind the idea and it is an idea I myself have done. Some people will like the DOF on this. Others like myself would rather have deep DOF as Dave suggested. So I am with Dave on this one.
Here was my attempt at trying the same thing. One is focused on the shoooter and the other on the subject. At the end of the day, I did not like either one really.