I'd agree with the majority of a lion-cut persian, but is it possible that he's come form somewhere with really badly matted fur? Sometimes if the matts are too bad they have to shave them and wait for it to grow back in...... They tend to look grumpy all the time those cats!
There's nothing to be sorry for, you acted on your gut instinct and your love for cats
That's something to be proud of, I think. The fact that you shared it with us is important. It shows how much you care, it shows that you were willing to look for the other opinions and also that you value them. I agree, some of the pictures do look a little dodgy, but I don't think it's anything abusive. Some of them are a little bit scary to see. What it looks like to me is a bunch of people who do actually love their cats and have tried to tkae nice photos of them, but have had them come out a little different to how they'd expect, because of a yawn, a stretch or a peculiar lighting condition
And by the way, I'd hate people if I had a haircut like that too.