Stefano Cagnoni is a photographer with 30-plus years of experience.
He trained at Report in the early 1980s under Simon Guttmann, a man widely recognised as one of the founders of photojournalism in Weimar Germany.
Guttmann’s training mantra was simple: relate on a human level to the person in front of you; don’t shoot for the sake of it but wait for the right moment before clicking the shutter; and trust your instincts.
Almost 30 years on, and those rules still apply: ‘waiting for the right moment’ even more so, when one considers the multitude of images shot by photographers today because of the digital revolution in working practices.
He works mainly in the UK, with reportage style shots for editorial, corporate and charitable clients.
Published by most of the major UK broadsheets; numerous weeklies, trade newspapers and magazines, many charities, trade unions and reputable press & pr agencies. Major clients have included the Big Lottery Fund, the Church of England, Citizens Advice, DFID, the Environment Agency, Texaco and Transport for London.
Both current material and archive images are available at NUJ rates via his agency: reportdigital