It is with sadness we report that Gry Garness, a retoucher and trainer many of our readers will be familiar with, lost her battle with lung cancer on Sunday, March 29th.
During her career Gry wrote five hugely popular e-books, and produced video tutorials alongside her work retouching for household names, including ‘album covers for Westlife, Des’ree, McFly, Alesha Dixon, VV Brown, as well as press shots for Adele, Sugababes, Paul Weller, Sam Sparro, and Keisha Buchanan and a large amount of work for BBC’ (from Gry’s official biog).
She left a message for her readers which you can view in full on her website, that explains that when diagnosed, the cancer was extremely developed and that she chose the quality of her last days over life-prolonging treatment.
I’m no longer teaching but the 18 hours of videos on my video channel are as good as me on my best day. They’ll live on, and so will my e-books.
Gry’s tutorials have inspired many photographers and retouchers for years, and we’re sure they’ll continue to do so.
“You should also know that I have fully accepted my situation, and I’m at peace with this”
Rest in peace Gry.