This photo is from Magazine "Popeye". Although the people is in the center of photo horizontally, it's still an attracting work. First, there are 3 layers in picture: car, main character, background(bridge). Even the people just occupy a small space in picture, readers are still easy to focus on him. Here, I think that we can see that black car as a "dark area" just like what we do in skectch composition. Usually when people have the first look to the image, they will avoid dark area, so in this picture, the leading line is started from the right bottom of this image and point at the boy. Also, the moving car and walking model both make the whole picture to be active.