About


Marc Thomas Kallweit is a third-generation photographer specializing in portrait, commercial, and editorial photography based in northern California with over 27 years of experience working with a diverse range clients such as Sacramento Republic F.C., Intel, Wells Fargo, Atlantic Records, California State Senate, Walt Disney Company, Westfield Galleria,  Capitol Public Radio, Dorfman-Pacific (Stetson, Santana, Stacey Adams), Tower Records, California Democratic Party, Sacramento Magazine, Comstock’s Magazine, Sactown Magazine, Prosper Magazine and more.

Marc’s passion for photography began at a young age while growing up in his parent’s camera shop, Pardee’s Cameras. Marc started off as a sales consultant and darkroom printer, learning the ropes and fundamentals of photography from his family, and in particular, his older brother Michael.

In 1999, Marc moved to New York City where he had the opportunity to work with Annie Leibovitz as an assistant photographer during the completion of her book, Women. His time in New York also included work on sets for Bloomingdale’s, Sak’s 5th Avenue, Victoria’s Secret, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Nike, among others. Marc returned to California in 2003, where he has been based since.

As a third-generation photographer, Marc’s passion for his craft can be traced back to his grandfather, Gustav Kallweit, a portrait photographer in East Prussia Germany. Marc’s father, Manfred, grew up assisting Gustav in northern Germany before immigrating to the US in 1965 to pursue the American dream. In 1977, Manfred purchased Pardee’s Cameras in Sacramento, where Marc became immersed in the world of photography. Pardee’s Cameras established itself as a leading photography supply company in Northern California and served as a major influence in Marc’s development as a photographer.

Marc has been a fixture in the Sacramento region for the past two decades using his distinctive style that always brings personality to his subjects and photographs that last.

Photo History:

1987-1999, 2003-05 Pardee’s Cameras, Sacramento CA. Sales consultant everything photographic, darkroom printer.

1999  Annie Leibovitz, NYC. Assistant photographer -Editorial portrait

1999-2000  Fotocare, NYC. Sales consultant (Sinar Bron, Leica, Canon, Nikon, Contax, Mamiya, Hasselblad, Phase One, Profoto, Broncolor).

2000/01  Drive In Studios, NYC. Studio maintenance, equipment rental, barista, etc.

2000  Michael O’Neill, NYC. Assistant photographer. -Editorial portrait.

2000-01  Christopher Micaud, NYC. Assistant photographer -beauty, fashion, advertising.

2001  Patrick Demarchelier, NYC. Assistant photographer -fashion, beauty, editorial portrait.

2001  William Abranowicz, NYC. Assistant photographer -architecture.

 

2002  Norman Jean Roy, NYC. Assistant photographer -commercial, editorial portrait.

2002  Danielle Levitt, NYC. Assistant photographer -editorial portrait.

2002  Stephen Danelian, NYC. Assistant photographer -editorial portrait.

2002  Michael Grimm, NYC. Assistant photographer -architecture, landscape.

2002  Company Store, Connecticut, Pennsylvania. Assistant photographer -catalog photography on location.

2004,06′,08′- NYC D-65 digital photography workshops with Seth Resnick and Jamie Spritzer.

2004-Current, Freelance photographer, northern California based.

March-May 2012 Berlin residency -portrait, street photography.

January 2014 Opened studio at 17th/Broadway Sacramento CA

 

Photo Exhibitions:

 

2004 Photosource Sacramento

 

2007 Old Soul Co. Sacramento

2010 Old Soul Co. Sacramento

2012 The Urban Hive, Sacramento

Present and past clients:

California State Senate

California State Assembly

Wells Fargo

Westfield Galleria

Walt Disney Co.

Sacramento Republic FC

Inked Magazine

 

 

 

Sactown Magazine

Atlantic Records

Capitol Public Radio

Comstock’s Publishing

Prosper Magazine

Sacramento Magazine

Sublime With Rome

Russ Solomon (Tower Records)

Jamie Foxx (No Brainer Films, Los Angeles CA)

Deon Taylor Enterprises

Jupiter 9 Productions, Burbank CA

Highlander Films (Sacramento, Burbank CA)

Pardee’s Cameras, Sacto

Muse Art Haus, Sacto

Space 07 Solon, Sacto

Paragary Restaurant Group, Sacto

Shady Lady Saloon, Sacto

DeVere’s Pub, Sacto

Susan B. Komen Foundation