Very impressive! No flare? And good contrast. Wow.
NO!He was just trying to show us, what you can do in a dreamy atmosphere with a 35mm 1.4 lens on a full frame sensor. You are too linked to stupid "techniques".... ah! imagination...
It shows hows the contrast is affected by having the sun in the frame if nothing else. You might take a portrait in a similar location in similar conditions.
I assume he was trying to show how it looks at extremes, and you can assume that stopping down will make it better.
I am sorry but some of these photos are pointless. In bright conditions one will almost never take a landscape picture at F1.4, 1/2000s. Makes no sense. Not with a 35mm lens.