Although I have come across the work of William Egglestone in various text books, I'm not really familiar with the man himself, so I'm currently spending an hour or so watching a documentary on You Tube called In The Real World.
UPDATE: Having enjoyed the first video about him - I'm now watching another one: Imagine - The Colourful Mr Egglestone.
'Shooting democratically' is Egglestone's way of describing how he doesn't have preferential subjects! He would shoot ugly buildings, waste paper bins ... anything.
Egglestone would only ever shoot one frame of a subject to avoid confusion later as to which one is the best!