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The thrill of it, 'Sulby Straight, Black and White'

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© Rachael Clegg
Isle of Man, U.K. 2013
The Thrill of It
 / Milestones series
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity

Sulby Straight is from Rachael Clegg’s Milestones series in which every single image illustrates an event from the history of the Isle of Man TT Races.

The Story / Lawnmowers and world-class sidecar racing aren’t known for their compatibility, but during a practice session in the 2009 TT resourceful sidecar driver Tim Reeves replaced his broken throttle cable with one from a lawnmower in a nearby garden just off Sulby Straight. He finished fourth in the first sidecar race that year. Perhaps John Deere should consider branching out.

Rachael Clegg’s photography series The Thrill of It is one of gritty naked glamour and celebrating the pursuit of motor racing in all its thrilling, unadulterated glory. Clegg’s black and white nude images illustrate historical stories from the Nürburgring’s and TT’s combined history of 212 years (the Isle of Man TT started in 1907; the Nürburgring’s first race was in 1927).

Rachael Clegg has carved out a unique art form for herself, fusing fact and imagination to create bold, often absurd images which are almost always accompanied by text. A trained journalist with an art-school background, Clegg’s work embraces journalistic curiosity with unshackled creativity.

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