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The thrill of it, 'Stefan Bellof S, No.I'

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© Rachael Clegg
Nürburgring, Germany. 2015
The Thrill of It / Nürburgring series

Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity

Stefan Bellof S, No.II is part of Rachael Clegg’s Nürburgring series, in which every image illustrates a story about Europe’s most treacherous, twisting, challenging racing circuit. All images are conceived and designed by Rachael and shot - on location - by Ian Parry at the epic Nordschleife circuit. Each image ‘recreates’ a specific event in the Nürburgring’s history at the exact spot that event happened.

The Story / It was around Kesselchen where seven-times Nurburgring winner and Ringmeister Stirling Moss’ fire extinguisher exploded in his borrowed HWM during the 1952 Eifel Meeting. Moss was covered in foam, giving Rudi Fischer the lead in his Ferrari.

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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