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The thrill of it, 'Hailwood’s Height'

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© Rachael Clegg
Isle of Man, U.K. 2015
The Thrill of ItMilestones series

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Hailwood’s Height 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 / Mike Hailwood is still revered for his TT racing prowess - with ten victories up his sleeve and charisma that won him a huge following. But despite being a works rider, he resorted to brown parcel tape to fix his boots.

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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