Sometimes a portrait session is fun, not just because the person you're photographing is delightful to be around, but because they've had to develop a sense of humor. James Brown was just such a person.
He was born with a name that would soon become famous, and he didn't even have to work for the fame. It just came with the name.
Here's my photo of James Brown, a favorite portrait, as of late. I'm thinking the photograph works because James' sense of humor and calm spirit shines through in the image.