Garry Stuart Obituary, Death- The employees and management at CMV/Key Publishing felt an immense sense of grief and sorrow when they learned of the passing of photographer Garry Stuart after hearing the news of his passing.
Garry was a regular contributor to CMV and Vintage Land Rover, which is CMV’s sister journal. He captured the cover photo for the first issue of the latter periodical in the spring of 2013 when it was first published. Right up until the week before he died away, he maintained his connection to both publications; in fact, Garry will be featured on the cover of the future issue of CMV due May 2023. Before he passed away, he kept his connection to both magazines.
When Garry started working with CMV/CLR, he already had a large amount of expertise in the field of photography. In other words, he was well-prepared for the job. His portfolio included photographs of a wide range of topics, such as Grand Prix motorbikes, car, and 4×4 road testing, choppers and custom bikes, historic vehicles of a variety of types, and more. In more recent years, to his great joy, he learned that some of his black-and-white social documentary images were being bought by The National Library of Wales. These photographs were taken throughout his career.
The following was claimed by John Carroll, who had previously worked as an editor at CMV: “About thirty years ago, we started out doing bike and chopper stuff together. Nevertheless, as time went on, we expanded our interests to include things like 4x4s, Land Rovers, hot rods, Jeeps, and military vehicles. Most recently, Key Publishing published a bookazine that we wrote about American pick-up trucks. That was exactly like working together back in the glory days, and regrettably, that is what led to the demise of a true friendship.
He continued by noting, “I’m going to miss his sense of fun and the fact that, as a biology graduate, he could detect any bit of fungus growing beside green roadways during photoshoots. I’m going to miss him.” I’m going to miss having him around.