First National Bank of South Miami Features Award Winning Miami Artist Jonathan Brooks' Photosoup Solo Exhibit in the Heart of Dadeland

South Florida-based Visual Artist Jonathan Brooks unveils Photosoup solo exhibit at First National Bank of South Miami's Dadeland Location.

Miami, FL, January 15, 2012 --( Award winning Miami Visual Artist/Photographer/Writer Jonathan Brooks shares images that will be on display February through March at the First National Bank of South Miami, Kendall Branch (7887 North Kendall Drive, South Miami).

"It's a hodgepodge of shots from some of the different series or projects I've worked on recently," says Brooks. "There's a little bit of something for everyone."

The exhibit includes all types of photography, including portraits, abstracts, landscapes, and more. Color, Black & White, and Sepia techniques are all also represented. The First National Bank of South Miami has a history of showcasing local, national, and international upcoming and established artists in South Florida.

One minute you are looking at a Dalmatian or Peacock, then a Cuban coffee or cigar. And all the images carry a hint of a South Florida/Miami vibe. You can also get a glimpse at a few of his works from his 2005 South Miami 32 Bites exhibit that took place during Hurricane Katrina.

"I'm used to his amazing portraits and beauty shots, but I think this collection really shows his diversity as a photographer," says Coral Gables Make-up Artist Elena Zelicscovics.

Brooks' work has recently been shown locally at the Miami Beach Community Health Center's Through the Eyes of Love Aids Exhibition, Miami Magazine and Beck's Beer's Beck's Emerging Artist Exhibition, and Paws 4 U's Art Zoo Charity Exhibition- all during Miami's International Art Basel Week.

His art and writing can also be found at in his Jonathan Brooks Visual Arts shop at Through his own JDB ebooks he has PDF file ebooks and calendars available.

Brooks' Photosoup exhibition starts the first of February and runs through the end of March. It is a free event open to the public. The bank’s Gallery is a public art space that is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays the gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 1p.m.

The opening reception for Photosoup is on Friday February 3rd, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 9p.m.

About Jonathan Brooks:
Jonathan Brooks is an award winning photographer, whose work has been exhibited in Art Basel Miami, New York City, and the United Kingdom. His studies in graphic design and architecture, and extensive backgrounds in the fashion industry and music industry have helped to influence his work.

Brooks graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree from the University of Miami with a Communications Double Major (Advertising and Fine Arts: Photography) and a minor in Marketing.

The story and images detailing the renovation of his condo appeared nationally in Venus magazine. He has numerous photography exhibitions to his credit and is currently working on his next.

Jonathan worked for Eastman Kodak for some time during the transition from film to digital, as well as some other major companies. Highly proficient in computers, he has been using them since before AOL even existed.

He is a rare Miami native and is bilingual. He currently writes and photographs reviews for and is the shop owner of Jonathan Brooks Visual Arts on

About the First National Bank of South Miami
First National Bank of South Miami has been operating since 1952, making it one of the longest standing, financial institutions in the South Florida marketplace. They are a locally managed Bank with headquarters in the heart of South Miami and offices in Kendall and The Falls.

They take great pride in their approach to banking by providing the highest quality of customer service, with a combination of products and services tailored to meet the needs of their clients. For the past 89 consecutive quarters they have received a recommended rating by Bauer Financial (the nation’s leading independent bank rating service). They have also prided themselves in providing the public with the opportunity to enjoy art of all types of media.

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About JDB ebooks:
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