Robert John Mihovil is a Galveston/Houston freelance photographer whose work has achieved national recognition through its use in news and general interest publications, advertisements, annual reports, illustrated brochures, membership directories, political campaigns, travel guides and web sites.
Mihovil’s photographs have appeared in news and feature articles for Coastal Living, National Geographic, Newsweek, Offshore, People, Smithsonian, Texas Highways, Texas Journey, Texas Monthly and Time. The Austin American Statesmen, Boston Globe, Houston Chronicle, New York Times, also have published his work.
Mihovil has supplied the images for several books including Coastal Visions - Images of Galveston County, Lore, Legend & Downright Lies - Galveston, American National - One hundred Years of Service, A Sacred Journey - Christus St. Joseph Hospital and Ray Miller's Galveston.
Mihovil is a past contributor to Texas Highways magazine with multiple cover images including the Galveston Mardi Gras Parade (back cover), Fireworks Over Kemah (wrap-around cover), the Battleship Texas (back cover), the Kemah Boardwalk (cover), Hot Air Balloons (cover), Six Flags (back cover), Texas Surfing (cover), Boat Blitz (cover) and Snow at Ashton Villa for the Windows on Texas section. Texas Highways magazine also published eight pages of photographs of Mihovil's Galveston portfolio.
Mihovil supplies all the covers for Coast Monthyl Magazine, a slick color publication of the Galveston County Daily News with a circulation of 30,500. See www.galvestondailynews.com/coast
With 20,000 Galveston stock color photographs in his files, including the major attractions, events and destinations, he maintains one of the most extensive selections of up-to-date stock images of the area.
For over thirty years, Mihovil has provided imagery for advertising campaigns for the Port of Galveston.
Mihovil designed and produced a 24x36 inch poster of Historic Galveston Island titled "Old World Charm" and an 11.75x36 inch poster titled "Imagine a Romantic Island". Art posters are sold online and locally at the Texas Seaport Museum www.tsm-elissa.org, Arts & Frames, Mosquito Cafe and Gaido's Gift Shop.
The Galveston Chamber of Commerce chose Mihovil to illustrate the cover of the 2014 Directory and the Visitor's Guide.
His color photographs were selected for the recent annual report for Martin Midstream Partners, L.P.
"Ike the Aftermath", a photo documentary of the devastation to Galveston County from Hurricane Ike was produced by Mihovil on High Definition Blu-Ray disk.
Each summer, Mihovil serves as a photography instructor for Texas A&M at Galveston Sea Camp, teaching Photography for ages 13-18, www.tamug.edu/seacamp.
Mihovil has produced approximately 650 pieces of artwork including images of Galveston's beaches, historic architecture, the tall ship Elissa, churches and coastal birds. The prints are produced with archival inks on 100% rag watercolor paper. Signed photographic watercolor prints are for sale online at www.mihovil.com.
A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Mihovil majored in photography and received a Bachelor of Journalism degree in 1980. After graduation, he worked as a staff photographer for five years at the Galveston Daily News. Upon leaving the newspaper, Mihovil established his own photography studio, where he continues to cover assignments for a diverse clientele.
An active member of the Galveston community, Mihovil is the Program Chairman, Crime Watch Director and past President of the University Area Association neighborhood. Mihovil serves on the Community Advisory Board for the Galveston National Laboratory at UTMB and for Texas A&M Sea Camp. He has been an usher at Sacred Heart Church for 30 years and is a member of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce.