Working from a photo?  Try to recompose and re-crop the image to your liking, rather than merely replicating the shot.  All elements can be played with.

In this Photoshopped treatment, we've left-justified the figure, which gives more "headroom" for her look, reinforced further by a diagonal spotlight.  The lines of her dragging garment can also be manipulated to point the viewer to a desired location.  This is just one of many possible solutions!

Original photo by Marcus Ranum.