Remembering Ray: “Ray Farkas, one of the visionaries of video storytelling passed away recently.
Known more as a producer than photographer, Ray’s legend is in large part due to the ‘Farkas look’ of his video stories. After placing wireless mics on his subjects, he made sure the camera was far away from them and often out of sight. Then he would present a question and withdraw so the subjects could have an ordinary conversation as they answered the question Ray offered. People just went about being themselves with the intimidating camera out of the way.
The results were fascinating. It was some of the best storytelling on television. “