Inventor Portrait: Brent Farley

May 11, 2010

Part of a continuing series of inventor portraits.

I’ve photographed 30 inventors for this project so far, but Brent Farley is among the most interesting. He’s certainly the most prolific. I normally start one of profile posts with an invention name and patent number, but Brent has so many inventions that I couldn’t pick just one. So before I say much more, why don’t I show you this video profile I made that sums him up pretty well:

Here are some of the photos I shot of Brent:

Brent Farley

Brent Farley

Brent Farley

Brent Farley


Hi David,

I've really enjoyed all your inventor portraits so far, but this one really stands out. I love it! Mostly because of the inventor, but also because you're getting really nifty with the whole video story telling thing.

Luke B.

Thank you so much for this. I think that these portraits are fantastic. Most inspiring and fun things I've seen in quite a while.

Squirt-gun shoes. Priceless!
Love it.


keep working at it! get out there and market your product with some NDAs, get somebody to finance the patents again, after u get that patent pending and start selling, use the revenue to finance your best ideas. I know what you are going through because I am working on my first invention now! Best of luck!


these pictures are great. i would like to get some more info on some of your inventions.

He reminds me of Munch [sic] from Law and Order.

This guy is a hero!
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If Brent needs some marketing advice, or someone to just commercialise his phenomenal output, he can contact me via the website.