Guy Webster Photos at Allora by Laura

By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 14, 2019

Local artist, photographer, and art dealer Bobbi Bennett is once again partnering with Coast Village Road’s Allora by Laura owner Laura Dinning for a trunk show and reception. This time the event will feature the iconic photographic work of the late rock-and-roll photographer Guy Webster, who passed away in February. “Guy was a dear friend of mine and mentored me throughout my career,” said Bennett, who originally met the famed photographer in Ojai nearly two decades ago. 

Bobbi Bennett and her mentor, Guy Webster, at an event at Montecito Gallery several years ago. The iconic photographs of Webster, who passed away earlier this year, will be on display at Allora by Laura through November, with a special art reception on Saturday, November 16.
Guy Webster’s photo of Cher will be framed and signed and available for purchase at Allora by Laura

Webster’s photography career spanned nearly 50 years, and included shooting album covers and billboards for groups such as The Rolling Stones, The Mamas and the Papas, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel, and Chicago, and such film legends as Rita Hayworth, Dean Martin, Natalie Wood, Barbara Streisand, Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ted Danson, and countless other actors, musicians, and politicians. He was considered the primary celebrity photographer for hundreds of worldwide magazines. 

Bennett, who is working with Webster’s family, will have framed, gallery images of Mick Jagger, Sonny & Cher, Janis Joplin, The Beach Boys, and many more, all of which are limited edition and signed versions of the photographs. Bennett will also show some of Webster’s lesser-known landscape photographs. “He really was a genius in many areas of photography, and I’m honored to show these pieces,” she said. Webster’s widow Leone and his daughter Merry will be at the show, which is this Saturday, November 16, from 5 pm to 8 pm. The photographs will be displayed at Allora through the end of November, and will be available for purchase after the event. For more information, visit 

The reception will also feature the jewelry of Ali Grace, a New York-based jewelry designer whose stylish earrings, rings, and charms are inspired by the modernity of rock-and-roll. Grace has collaborated with musicians to create her jewelry, which Allora by Laura has been carrying the last several years. “It’s a wonderful marriage of fashion and rock-and-roll,” Dinning said of the collaborative art and jewelry show at her clothing boutique. “People of all generations can come and be inspired.” Grace will be at Allora Friday, November 15 through Saturday the 16 for a special trunk show that will culminate at the event. 

The event is Saturday, November 16, from 5 pm to 8 pm at Allora by Laura, 1269 Coast Village Road. 


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