Miami Photographer’s Art Used as Decor in Uncle Drew Film

South Florida-Based Photographer/Visual Artist Jonathan Brooks' Photographs Used as Set Decor in Another Film

Miami, FL, June 14, 2018 --( Palm images by award-winning Miami Photographer/Visual Artist Jonathan Brooks are featured as set decor in the upcoming motion picture Uncle Drew.

The Summer release stars NBA superstar Kyrie Irving as his popular Pepsi commercial character, and opens June 29, 2018.

“I’m extremely excited about the exposure,” says Brooks. “My Palm series is near and dear to my heart.”

The fine art photographs were used on the set of a fictitious Myrtle Beach home for the elderly in the film.

Brooks' art has also appeared as decor in the 2017 film Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates, starring Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick. And in 2016, his work was included in the National Endowment for the Arts Emmy nominated short film series United States of Art, which celebrates the organization’s 50th Anniversary.

In 2015, his Skull series was featured on The CW's hugely popular and award-winning television series The Vampire Diaries.

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About Jonathan Brooks:
Jonathan Brooks is an award winning photographer and visual artist, whose work has been exhibited in Miami, New York City, Amsterdam, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

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 photographer just finished participating in the Artist In Residency program at the Deering Estate at Cutler for their 2016-2017 cycle, and in 2015 his work was displayed at The Louvre.

In 2014, his image Love Floats was featured on the German TV primetime show "Nur die Liebe zählt" (Only Love Counts) on German SAT.1 Television, and his image Over The Rainbow won Best In Show/Photo Of The Year at the inaugural Miami Photo Salon during Miami's prestigious art week.

In 2013, he was featured on one of the biggest billboards in Time Square, and was a Top 10 Finalist in Digital Photo Pro and HD Video Pro Magazine's 7th Annual Emerging Pro Still and Motion Competition, where he created his first short film 5 Skulls. The competition was sponsored by RED cameras, Zeiss lenses, and Adobe. 5 SKULLS can be found on his website and youtube.

About Uncle Drew
Uncle Drew is an upcoming American sports comedy film directed by Charles Stone III and written by Jay Longino. It stars Kyrie Irving as the titular character from his Pepsi Max advertisements that started in 2012, as well as several former NBA players including Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, and Nate Robinson. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 29, 2018.

About National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent agency of the United States federal government that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence.

About The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J.Smith. The series premiered on The CW on September 10, 2009.

The pilot episode attracted the largest audience for The CW of any series premiere since the network began in 2006. The first season averaged 3.60 million viewers and the show has received numerous award nominations, winning People's Choice and Teen Choice Awards.
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