A Tribute to Tom Petty

A Tribute to Tom Petty

1950 - 2017

The late musician, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer best known as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers passed away from cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu on Monday. This is our tribute to his life and career. Photographs taken by Violeta Alvarez at the Toyota Center in Houston in 2014.


Houston native, Violeta Alvarez, was voted Houston’s Best Top 10 Music Photographers by the Houston Press. She lived in New York City for 16 years and studied at Pratt Institute of Design, where her focus was Art History and Media Studies. She then continued her education at Parsons The New School of Design where she studied photography with influential artists Bill Gaskins and Charles Harbutt (former President of Magnum Photos). Her images have been featured in publications such as New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, Alternative Press, MTV, and many others.