Guy Webster

(1939 – 2019)


Portrait © Donna Granata 2011

Passion drove photographer Guy Webster – passion for photography, passion for vintage motorcycles, and passion for family and life.  (Note his wife’s portrait in background.)  His career took him around the world and brought him into contact with the greats in pop culture and politics.  Webster was a serious artist whose work was infused with a sense of fun and joy for living.  Whether he was shooting The Beach Boys or Bill Clinton, The Rolling Stones or Igor Stravinsky, Webster was able to capture likenesses that were at once fresh and familiar to catch an intimate connection with viewer and subject.  To accommodate his amazing motorcycle collection, he created the Guy Webster Motorcycle Museum in Ojai.  His successful career reflects hard work and perhaps a few lucky breaks.  Underneath it all is a sense of deep spirituality, based on Buddhist principles.  “Be as loving as you can be,” said Webster, “Love comes back to you.”

Webster’s documentation took place in 2009 and was sponsored by John Brant Wealth Advisors, John and Cherie Brant. The FOTM Archive contains extensive information about this artist.