Somehow I like this picture. The side profile seem to have some natural aesthetic about it. I was going to crop out the right hand side of the picture, but decided to keep the “noise” because it seems to balance the weight that the mind attaches to the guards tummy, and the side it is facing.
This is a simple picture. Quite boring. Unless you notice the hand on the head of the person and wonder why. Then you look around the picture for some clue. Is he puzzled by something? Is it something he is thinking of, or something he has just see or heard? You can probably write a whole page, or more, of the story from just this one picture.
When we see something, there is a context we apply, based on what we notice in the overall picture. In this case the words stand out. “Land for Sale” , not “House for Sale”. Imagine you read this without seeing the picture. Will your mind visualise or imagine a different type of picture?