I like this design and the shape that the picture formed. It leads the eye in the right direction. I love the lines through the picture as well, it adds a lot rather than just having a picture behind the shape.
("THE R_EVOLUTION") The simplicity and boldness of this logo are incredibly well done. Your eye finishes the shape to see that it is an 'R'. And the 'x' angle that it creates is aligned perfectly creating symmetry.