This is an interesting video of Martin Parr talking to a group of students. It is a few years old now but worth a view. It is very short.
If you are not familiar with Martin Parr’s work then this is my Pinterest Board
Three things to take away from what he says:
- First take a lot of crap photographs, without taking the crap you will never get to the good.
- Connect with your subject. The only difference between your photograph and that of someone else is the quality of that connection.
- The connection, however, has to be so powerful that the photograph will stand on its own. Does it talk to us without you being in the room?
Here is more of his work. If you want to understand the meaning of connection then look through this book.