The Beauty of the Mundane
Forty-five million light years away, toward the constellation of Ursa Major, sits a rather unremarkable galaxy. It is not undergoing huge bursts of star formation. It is not blasting out radiation from its core. It isn’t twisted into bizarre shapes by the gravitational influence of a nearby passing galaxy, nor actively eating any smaller galaxies, nor swaddled in thick layers of dust.
It just is, sitting there, being a spiral galaxy. And that’s what makes it so stunningly gorgeous.
Stacey Martin by Terry Richardson for Purple Fashion Spring Summer 2014
Photographer: Terry Richardson
Fashion Editor: Caroline Gaimari
Hair: Dennis Lanni