Eric Kim has excellent piece of writing regarding great words of Henri Cartier-Bresson. I would like to repeat two of my favorite points mentioned by Eric:
a) “In order to ‘give a meaning’ to the world, one has to feel oneself involved in what one frames through the viewfinder”
I couldn’t agree more. Without context the photo is just piece of paper. It’s necessary to be there and yet not intrude; be transparent and honest. Personal connection is everything. When that connection deepens, photo becomes stronger.
d) “One must always take photographs with the greatest respect for the subject and for oneself.”
This is exactly so. You must love the subject and yourself. More you love, more better the photo become.