Davids’ early work reflects his fascination with mummified and frozen animal forms, mainly mule deer, that he sought out in the foothills of northern Utah. Most were victims of starvation resulting from harsh winter conditions. The positioning of these animals resulted from the observation that even though in an advanced state of decay, animals retained many characteristics from their former lives. Today, David continues to photograph animals using taxidermy. His other projects include a body of work dealing with genocide memorials found in central Africa, Poland, and Asia and a documentary project involving the lives of people who subsist within a garbage dump outside of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.