It was really good to catch up with one of my exstudents Roland Lane who is an editorial fashion photographer in London.
The main topic we discussed was how to deal with the challenge of survival in a dramatically changing world of publishing. He said that in his experience work for magazines is diminishing so diversification especially in approaches to technology has been his key strategy. CGI, Virtual Reality and the hybrid and cost effective approach to moving image called Cinemagraphs (This is a combination of stills and animation.) are were he has concentrated his efforts.
He has been working on some outstanding VR projects which have been recognised in America at 2017 South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas. Look up his website at http://rolandlane.com. to see more including the results of his work in CGI and Cinemagraphs. It is well worth the effort.