Ojai Photo Club free presentation by internationally renowned celebrity photographer Guy Webster
Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 p.m

"The Rolling Stones" by Guy Webster

"The Doors" by Guy Webster

"The Beach Boys" by Guy Webster

"Simon & Garfunkel" by Guy Webster

"Mamas and Papas" by Guy Webster

"Guy in Venice Studio" by Lisa Gizara, Gizara Arts Photography

Written bt Letitia Grimes

Ojai, CA: From Rock and Roll to Hollywood with Guy Webster

The Ojai Photo Club will rock and roll into its new year of free monthly events with a presentation by internationally renowned celebrity photographer, Guy Webster. His images on the album covers of ‘60s and ‘70s rock groups such as the Doors, the Mamas and the Papas, the Rolling Stones, Simon and Garfunkel, and many others, became cultural icons for millions of people across the globe. His groundbreaking portraits took celebrities out of the photographic studio and created a natural and intimate aesthetic for a new era.

Growing up in Hollywood in a show business family, Webster was uniquely positioned to become a sought-after photographer to celebrities, since many had been neighbors, classmates, or friends. The music revolution of the ‘60s coincided with the beginning of his career, and he followed his passion for the emerging musical scene. His portraits of the early years of rock and roll have become legendary.

His prolific work has encompassed an extraordinary range of prominent figures, from rock stars such as Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan, to Hollywood icons including Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand, to famous authors like Truman Capote and Allen Ginsberg, and former presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.

Known for his wit and spontaneous anecdotes, Webster will present the images and fill in the backstories behind the portraits in his recent retrospective book, “Big Shots: Rock Legends and Hollywood Icons.” The event will take place on Tuesday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m., in Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Ana Street, Ojai, CA.

Monthly free presentations are part of the Ojai Photography Club’s community service and education outreach. Visitors are always welcome to attend.

The Ojai Photography Club, which is devoted to education, inspiration, and camaraderie, meets on the third Tuesday of each month, February – November. Only members may submit images for review. For additional information please visit: www.ojaiphotoclub.com