"Playful and animated, Davis's late [works] exclude a sense of exhilaration and spontaneity that, in his words, 'help to keep the eye of the beholder alive, force him to make observations, and give value to aspects of nature which everyday preoccupations too often leave unnoticed.' — 'You put a camera in my hand,' he has explained, 'I want to get close to people. Not just physically close, emotionally close, all of it.'"