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Marc posing with legendary Magnum photographer, Elliot Erwitt in New York City.  Photo: Brandon Remler

Harlem, New York 2001

Photographing the CA State Senate official panoramic portrait

Marc Thomas Kallweit is third-generation, California-based portrait, lifestyle and advertising photographer with a diverse portfolio and an extensive background in various forms of photography who has been trusted and contracted by the CA State Legislature since 2005.  Though his specialty lies in portraiture, Marc's work encompasses a wide range of styles, from fashion, music, celebrity and candid photography to drone imaging, still life, video/direction and project production.  With over 34 years of shooting experience, he has worked in the entertainment industry alongside professional musicians, artists, athletes, actors, music and film producers, magazine editors as well as in tech, legal and legislative arenas.  Marc's work has been published in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vogue, The Fader,  Forbes, and Ink Magazine.  His  range of clients include Intel, California State Senate, California State Assembly, Walt Disney Company, Westfield Galleria, Wells Fargo, Elektra Records, Dorfman-Pacific, Tower Records, The California Democratic Party, Sactown Magazine.

 

In addition to his own professional work, Kallweit has an impressive history of collaborations and apprenticeships with world-renowned photographers.  In 1999 Kallweit moved to New York City to study under Annie Leibovitz during production of her book, WOMEN.  He has also assisted and worked for photographers Michael O'Neill,  Patrick Demarchelier,  Norman Jean Roy and Danielle Levitt in projects ranging from beauty, celebrity portraiture, music editorials, to fashion catalog photography.  His time in New York City included work on sets for Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Victoria’s Secret,  HBO’s The Sopranos, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Nike, Craig Cutler; American Express, United Airlines, Rolex and more. 

 

In 2022 Marc was asked to teach an advanced location lighting course at SACRAMENTO STATE UNIVERSITY and has often been invited to speak at various northern California photography programs.  

 

Kallweit's career demonstrates a profound dedication to the art of photography and a versatile skill set that allows him to excel in various aspects of photography. His extensive experience, combined with his ability to adapt to different styles and requirements makes him a trusted photographer, respected project leader and a distinguished visual artist. 

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"Marc Kallweit is an extraordinary photographer. He is the consummate professional and has been a real pleasure to work with in the California State Assembly. I have known Marc since 2005 when he first started a partnership with us to coordinate photo shoots for the eighty Members of the California Assembly. Marc's ability to meet the needs of some of the most influential elected officials in the state, demonstrated that he had the combination of skills that are essential for delivering a quality product." 

                       -DOTSON WILSON   Chief Clerk and Parliamentarian California State Assembly (1992-2019)

PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES

  • PORTRAIT

  • EDITORIAL

  • BEAUTY 

  • LIFESTYLE 

  • FASHION

  • ENTERTAINMENT  

  • COMMERCIAL / ADVERTISING

  • MARKETING 

  • ​LOCATION  

  • ENVIRONMENTAL

  • CORPORATE

  • LARGE ENSEMBLES 
  • LEGISLATIVE, POLITICAL, GOVERNMENT 

  • PANORAMIC  

  • BUSINESS

  • HEADSHOTS  

  • PERSONAL, FAMILY

  • MUSICIANS & BANDS  

  • MUSIC LABEL  

  • ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR

  • FILM SET PHOTOGRAPHY

  • LEGAL  

  • EVENT

  • BLACK TIE RED CARPET  

  • TRAVEL  &  LANDSCAPE

  • MOTION & DIRECTION  

  • MUSIC VIDEO

  • DRONE IMAGING

  • PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

  • FOOD & BEVERAGE

  • MARITIME

  • AUTOMOTIVE

  • STILL LIFE

  • APPAREL

  • COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE 

  • ART-WORK REPRODUCTION  

  • WEDDING / ENGAGEMENT 

  • MOBILE CAPTURE AND INSTANT PRINT STATIONS

  • ASSIGNMENT PHOTOGRAPHY PROPOSALS & CONTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY

  • CONCEPT, CONTENT & DESIGN

  • LOCATION SCOUTING

  • EVENT PLANNING 

  • PHOTO SHOOT LOGISTICS

  • EQUIPMENT RENTALS AND TRANSPORTATION

  • TALENT CASTING 

  • HAIR AND MAKEUP

  • COLOR PROOFING & CUSTOM INK JET PRINTING

  • CUSTOM FRAMING  

  • PHOTOGRAPHY CONSULTATION

  • ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY, LARGE MEDIUM, 35 AND SUB

  • DIGITAL CAPTURE AND WORKFLOW

  • COLOR AND SKIN TONE ACCURACY  

  • ADOBE PHOTOSHOP, LIGHTROOM, PREMIER. CAPTURE ONE

  • TOOLS: LEICA SL & M, CANON, NIKON, HASSELBLAD, FUJIFILM GFX, PHASE ONE, MAVIC, SONY, EIZO, RED, BLACK MAGIC  

  • LIGHTING: NATURAL, STROBE, HMI, PROFOTO, BRONCOLOR, ENLINCHROM, ARRI  

  • DATA ARCHIVING 

  • COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION 

  • VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHICA BUY, SALES & TRADE

  • PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT SALES

CLIENTS

  • U.N.F.I UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC. Video and marketing content 

  • CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE 2005-current. Official panoramic chamber portrait photographer

  • CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY 2005-current. Post-election CA legislative official portrait photographer, panoramic chamber portrait photographer. 

  • NEVADA STATE ASSEMBLY Carson City, NV. 2016-current. Official panoramic chamber portrait photographer.

  • SACTOWN MAGAZINE  2007-Current. Editorial photography, Rob and Elyssa Turner, owners/editors in chief. 

  • SACRAMENTO MAGAZINE. Editorial photography, portraiture.

  • DUDENSING LAW Sacramento CA 2020-current. Legal photography  

  • COMSTOCK'S MAGAZINE  Sacramento 2005-07.  Editorial photography. 

  • MALOOF SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2003, Sacramento Kings, fans project 

  • SENSES MAGAZINE Sacramento, CA. Fashion photography 2004-07. 

  • PROSPER MAGAZINE Sacramento, CA. 2005-07. Editorial photography 

  • NO BRAINER FILMS (Jamie Foxx and Deon Taylor) Los Angeles, CA. 2008-14. Movie set b-ROLL, portraiture, advertising. 

  • THE PHOTOSOURCE Sacramento, CA. 2004-2014. Artwork reproduction photography 

  • WELLS FARGO, Sacramento, CA. 2007-2016. Event photography, mobile capture and print stations.  Portraiture.    

  • INTEL Folsom CA. 2015. Corporate Advertising photography   

  • ALPEN SIERRA COFFEE South Lake Tahoe/ Minden NV. Marketing and product photography. 

  • CACHE CREEK CASINO Brooks, CA. 2014-17. Advertising/marketing, "Destination" Magazine Cover photography

  • WESTFIELD GALLERIA  2008-2018. Corporate event, marketing, portraiture  

  • WALT DISNEY CO. Los Angeles CA. 2009. Marketing/interior photography, Disney Store at Westfield Galleria.  

  • SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC F.C. 2014-17. Advertising/marketing and sports photography 

  • GREATER SACRAMENTO ECONOMIC COUNCIL 2014-19. Corporate location portraiture 

  • RUSS SOLOMON  Founder of Tower Records, Sacramento, CA. Photo consultation. Various photography   

  • CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONAL PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION Sacramento CA 2005-2011. Photography, Videography and editing.  

  • CAPITAL PUBLIC RADIO  Sacramento, CA. 2017. Corporate portrait photography 

  • BETH RUYAK MEDIA  Sacramento. CA. 2008-current. Event, portrait photography 

  • CBA SITE SERVICES  Sacramento CA. 2008-2020 Corporate event photography. Portraiture  

  • SACRAMENTO CROCKER ART MUSEUM  2014 Event, capture and instant print station photography.  

  • THE TRENCHLESS COMPANY  Sacramento, CA. 2015-current. Location marketing/advertising content.  

  • DORFMAN-PACIFIC Stockton CA. 2016. Commercial still life product photography: Headwear

  • CA DEMOCRATIC PARTY Sacramento, CA. 2016 Portraiture 

  • INK MAGAZINE 2016 Editorial contribution, NBA center Willie Cauley-Stein

  • ELEKTRA/FUELED BY RAMEN RECORDS Los Angeles, CA.  2014-15.  Commercial, band/album photography. Sublime with Rome, "Yours Truly" album. 

  • SUBLIME WITH ROME MUSIC  Los Angeles, CA.  2014-15. Commercial, band/album. Promotional photography

  • BRASSWOOD ESTATES  Sonoma Valley, CA. 2017-19. Event, commercial/marketing. Event photo studios 

  • KATRINA WAN PUBLIC RELATIONS  New York City, Los Angeles CA, 2018-current. Red carpet house photographer, event .

  • DIEPENBROCK CHAPMAN INVESTMENT GROUP Sacramento, CA. 2005-current. Location corporate portraiture, website 

  • PARK THE VAN RECORDS Sacramento, CA. 2005-current  music videos, band photography.

  • SACRAMENTO COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL 2017-current. Marketing, web site content. Senior class portraiture, event 

  • HIGHLANDER FILMS  Los Angeles/Sacramento CA. 2005-2013 Movie, animation sound studio production b-roll, portraiture.

Gustav Kallweit outside his studio in East Prussia, Germany during the mid 1930's.

Kallweit family portrait, posing for an advertorial at Pardee's Cameras in Sacramento, CA 1990's

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Marc at his parents-owned, John Pardee Photographic at the Town & County Village in Sacramento CA, 1977

EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT HISTORY  CONTINUED 

 

El Camino HS Sacramento '93 grad

Sacramento City College '93-'95 Archaeology, English, Creative Writing , Music Theory

D-65 Digital Photography Workshops Seth Resnick, Jamie Spritzer; '04,'04,'07 NYC

Training Resources Maritime Institute, San Diego, Alameda CA. 2022. United States Coast Guard licensed Master Merchant Mariner, up to 100 gross tons.  

 

PARDEE'S CAMERAS, Sacramento CA. Manfred Kallweit (Family owned since 1977). 1987-1999 & 2003-2005. Retail: Inventory management and sales consultant all things photographic, cameras, lenses lighting equipment, films, accessories. BUY-SELL-TRADE: used and collectibles. Darkroom printer. Pardee’s Cameras marketing photography.   

 

ANNIE LEIBOVITZ, New York City 1999-2000.  No. 5 Assistant photographer during production on Annie's book: WOMEN. Worked on sets for VANITY FAIR, HARPER'S BAZAAR, & VOGUE magazines. Studio and camera maintenance, photo shoot equipment break-down and transportation.   

 

FOTOCARE Chelsea, New York City 1999-2000. Jeff Hirsch. Retail: Professional photography equipment sales and consultation. Sinar Bron, Profoto, Leica, Nikon, Canon, Contax 645, Mamiya, Arca Swiss, Foba, Phase One, Kodak/Fuji Professional. 

 

DRIVE IN STUDIOS, NYC 2000-01. Commercial rental studio complex. Studio and cyclorama maintenance. Photo shoot logistics and set up. Equipment rentals: Profoto lighting systems, grip, HMI lighting, medium and large format camera systems. Cafe barista. Catered to photographers Michael Thompson, Annie Leibovitz, Terry Richardson, Craig Cutler, Ben Watts, Christopher Micaud, Michael O'Neill, Guy Aroch and many others. 

MARC HAS WORKED FOR THE FOLLOWING PHOTOGRAPHERS AS A FREELANCE ASSISTANT IN NEW YORK CITY, 2001-'03 

MICHAEL O’NEILL  2001: fashion, beauty, editorial portraiture.  

CHRISTOPHER MICAUD 2001-'02. FASHION. Victoria's Secret, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's.   

PATRICK DEMARCHELIER, 2001. FASHION. Harper's Bazaar   

NORMAN JEAN ROY, 2002. Celebrity editorial portraiture, VANITY FAIR.   

DANIELLE LEVITT, No. 1. 2002-'03. Celebrity portraiture for DETAILS and other music magazines.    

STEPHEN DANELIAN,  2002. THE SOPRANOS for TV Guide. VANITY FAIR, etc. 

FRANK FORTIS, 2003. COMPANY STORE Commercial location catalog photography.  

WILLIAM ABRANOWICZ, 2001. Editorial architecture/interior photography. 

MICHAEL GRIMM, 2002-'03. HOME AND GARDEN, Large format architectural photography. Catalog, fashion.  

 

MARC KALLWEIT PHOTO EXHIBITIONS: 

  • 2004, The Photosource, Sacramento CA 

  • 2007, Old Soul Coffee Co. Midtown Sacramento CA. 

  • 2010, Old Soul Coffee Co. Midtown Sacramento CA  (Faces in Sacramento Music)

  • 2011, Harlow's Nightclub, Sacramento. Visual and music interactive. 

  • 2012, The Urban Hive in Midtown Sacramento CA (Exhibitor and Speaker)

  • 2018, The Trade, midtown Sacramento, CA (Location portraiture featuring midtown Sacramento business owners). 

ABOUT/HISTORY CONTINUED: Marc's passion for photography began while growing up in Sacramento CA at his parents-owned photo shop Pardee’s Cameras where he was immersed in the world of photography. As he gradually learned the fundamentals from his father and brother, he eventually became a well-rounded photography sales consultant and also printed in the darkroom. Pardee’s Cameras, founded as John Pardee Photographic in 1946, established itself as a leading photography supply company serving Northern California and played a significant role in Marc's development as a photographer. Marc's history with photography has deep roots, tracing back to his grandfather, Gustav Kallweit, a portrait photographer from Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany. Fluent in both German and English, Marc graduated from El Camino High School in Sacramento, CA and pursued two years of studying archeology, English and music theory at Sacramento City College. In 1999 Marc moved to New York City to work for Annie Leibovitz during production of her book, Women. Transitioning from film to digital photography, Marc undertook extensive training through Seth Resnick and Jamie Spritzer's D-65 digital workflow workshops in NYC during the mid-2000s. In 2004, he began his freelance photography career back in northern California where he continuously pushes his skills forward. In 2023, Marc became a Merchant Mariner, earning certification for his Master Captain's license (up to 100 gross ton) through Training Resources Maritime Institute in San Diego, CA. Now licensed by the United States Coast Guard, Captain Marc operates his own San Francisco Bay yacht charter vessel based in Sausalito, CA (sfbayyachcharter.com). Alongside his photography, Marc remains active in performing, composing, and recording music.

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