By chance, these two file images moved to us with related stories today within a couple of minutes of one another. The abstract element that the two photographers achieved by getting so close to these two unrelated subjects (in one case a honeycomb, the other, an officer seen through a cracked windshield littered with bullet holes), made these compositions very comparable, and abstract.
Gary Kazanjian / AP file; Pedro Pardo / AFP - Getty Images
(Left image) In this Dec. 17 photo, honey maker and packer Matthew Cary shows his bees that are busy making honey in Lindsay, Calif. In an effort to certify the honey being sold, honey companies and importers are launching a program to stop illegally-sourced honey called the True Source Honey Initiative which will start in January. (Right image) A member of the state police (seen behind a windshield broken by gunshots) guards the crime scene after a clash between rival gangs, apparently of the drug-related organized crime, in the resort city of Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico on March 14. Latin America pays a strong tribute to its wars against drug trafficking.