Through the Lens – Images from the Artistic Eye of Marc Gewertz
For the past quarter century, Marc Gewertz has had the enviable opportunity to stand on the starting line (and in the pits, and at the top end) at drag races nationwide as a photographer for the National Hot Rod Association. It has been a perfect fit for this lifelong gearhead and drag race fan who grew up around drag strips and has a natural eye for creating dynamic photos.
Even in his off time, Marc can typically be found at car shows, races, and other hot rod gatherings, camera in hand, capturing incredible imagery. Many photographers can chronicle events with snapshots; Marc is one of the rare few who creates compelling images that go beyond the obvious. He has cultivated the talent to see things others don’t and the ability to seek out overlooked perspectives, resulting in photos that have purposeful vision and artistic appeal.
Beyond the pages of NHRA’s National Dragster, it’s common to see Marc’s photos in Church, the hot rod art magazine produced by his brother, Coby, as well as in many other automotive publications and websites. Goodguys has been fortunate to share Marc’s photography in a variety of ways through the years, most recently using his coverage of the 2020 March Meet in the June issue of the Goodguys Gazette. We thought it would be cool to share a gallery of a few of Marc’s favorites, with captions and commentary from him. From capturing critical moments in racing, to finding unique perspectives of hot rods and customs, we think you’ll agree he has an uncommon knack for delivering the visual goods.
Photo captions by Marc Gewertz
Photos by Marc Gewertz