Tony Alves Photo features thousands of vintage rock photos and new pictures of modern musicians. You can buy prints, posters, framing and mounting, mugs, and T-shirts, among other things.
The company was founded in 2016 by Tony Alves and Mark Bult, although its genesis goes much further back. In 1989 Mark was publisher of the hard rock newspaper Western Front News when Tony sent him an envelope of assorted pics with a note reading “Need any concert photographers?” The two have been friends ever since, and while their career paths have gone in different directions, in 2016 they decided to work together again, this time building an e-commerce site to sell Tony’s massive archive of concert photos from some of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest bands.
Tony’s been shooting bands since he first took a camera to an April Wine show in 1981. In the late ’80s he began contributing photos to several local music publications in the San Francisco Bay Area.
His favorite photographers are Neal Preston, Robert Ellis, Ross Halfin, Mark Leialoha, Raymond Ahner.
He continues to shoot local and international acts today.
Kiss and Cheap Trick
Mark has been a journalist, a designer, and an entrepreneur, having started his first business when he was 18. This new company brings him back to his roots in the music industry, while leveraging his more recent role as a key member of various Silicon Valley tech companies.
Mark runs day-to-day operations for Tony Alves Photo.
Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica
Drew has worked at several startups in marketing, support, and QA. His interest in photography and technology led him to helping create open source photoblog software in its nascent years.
Drew handles customer support inquiries.
The White Stripes