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Melly H.
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...means "black as ebony" in German but is actually more than just Snow White's hair...

This pseudonym was created by combining my first and last name:
Melanie comes from the Greek word for "the dark / black one" and Ebenholz (ebony) derives from Hölzl which contains both "Holz" (wood).

The reference to Snowwhite isn't unintentional though. The beauty ideal shown in this fairy tale - white as snow, red as blood, black as ebony - complies well with the traditional ideal of female perfection in Japan, so that this pseudonym establishes a connection to my Japanese studies in university.

As I'm a very open-minded person, my photography is open-minded as well. I neither judge based on natonality, nor on outer appearance, music taste or belief. That's why there are so many different kinds of people in my portfolio.

I've already taken photos of Japanese, Taiwanese, Mongolian, Greek, Polish, Turkish, Austrian, French and, of course, German people. And concering youth cultures, you can see Rockabilly, Gothic, Metal, Lolita, Punk, Rock, ... or what you call "normal". I don't know any limits. Why should I? Beauty and expression don't stop at the borders of normality either.

I'd like to invite you to see the world with open eyes and I hope that my photos evoke feelings in you - no matter if the feelings are those I wanted to show you or others that go back to your own associations. Beauty is not always where you aspect it. Sometimes you have to look closer or change your point of view.


Melanie Hölzl (* Feb 1 st, 1984) was born in Augsburg, studied Japanese and Scandinavian Languages in Tübingen and lives in a small village near Mindelheim in the southern part of Germany. Since her childhood, she has been interested in arts: she drew and painted a lot, decorated things and walls. As soon as she turned 14, she started writing lyrics and poems in her mother tongue German but also in English and French. At the end of 2006, she discovered photography and went on trips to take photos of nature almost every weekend. When friends asked her if she could take some photos of them, she discovered how fun this can be. In 2009, when she finally got her Nikon D90, no one could stop her anymore.
She started taking photos for the student newspaper “Kupferblau” in summer term 2008 and did this job voluntarily for three years. Between October 2009 and March 2010, you could see her photos in a small exhibition in the student-driven restaurant “Bierkeller” in Tübingen. By the beginning of 2013, she had already done about 30 photo shootings, thereof two weddings. Of course, she also benefited a lot from her experiences as a model between 2007 and 2011 as she learned how it feels like to stand at the other side of the camera. During 2012, she decided to turn her hobby into something bigger. On March 1st, 2013, she therefore became a freelance photographer under the pseudonym “SchwarZwieEbenholZ”.

References in People Photography:

May: Markus ("Dark Forest")
June: Isa (not published)
October: Markus ("Herbsttoene" etc)

May: Chrissie ("The Green Fairy")
October: Gwyn ("Dirty Talking")
October: Leana ("Airy-Fairy")
October: Mali ("Wake to Wither")
December: Markus ("Fragments")

June: Shakma ("Dark Discharge")
July: Wen Chen ("Alice's Adventures")
October: Olli ("Sounds of Decadence")
October: Nathalie BeliaMadHatter ("The Witch's Spell")
November: NecKton ("Welcome to Oblivion")
December: Sven ("Same Ol' Road", pt.1)

February: Sven ("Same Ol' Road", pt.2)
March: Jessy ("The Cat's Meow")
May: Lost Princess ("Flight of Fancy")
July: Nathalie BeliaMadHatter ("Souvenirs d'Amour")

January: Marcel ("Bottom of Society" series)
August: Christopher ("Fierce Desires")
August: Becca ("Nymphomaniac")

May: 10 minutes shooting with Thomas ("Last Resort")
June: Family and baby photos (commission)
June: Maria ("Gypsy Queen")
June: Wedding ("Time of my Life", commission)
August: Julia ("Wild Wild West", commission)
August: Wedding ("Love Story", commission)
September: Tina ("Femme Fatale")
October: Nathalie BeliaMadHatter ("Rouge Sophisticates")
October: Benny von Wegen ("Rebel Yell")

July: Michelle ("Suburban Glamour")

September: Nathalie Belia Madhatter ("Gorgeous Grunge")


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Thanks in advance for those who do, I will give you a llama or cake badge and include one of your images in my future feature if this motivates you :heart:

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ph-alcalina Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Professional Photographer
thanks for the fave! Hug 
fotomanisch Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen Dank für Deinen :+fav:! Deine Galerie ist wirklich großartig!
bojar Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav: on… :wave:
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconfavplz: :iconhappyelmoplz:

Herzlichen Dank, meine Liebe :wave:
Lantret Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Thanks for :+fav: :woohoo:
Akiles09 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Thank you for the llama!
LounaMondstern Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Guten Abend. Bin grad mal so über deine Seite gestolpert und muss sagen, dass mir das super gefällt. Ich bin von deinen Fotos sehr fasziniert! Vorallem deine Menschen und Tier Fotos sind inspirierend und laden zum nachdenken ein. Später will ich mich auch einmal in der Model und Fotografiebranche versuchen, auch wenn ich nicht allzu große Hoffnung für einen Platz für mich dort sehe...
Ich habe dich einfach mal auf meine Watchliste gesetzt und bin gespannt womit du uns bald überraschen wirst :)
Liebe Grüße
(uii.. lange Kommetare sind nicht so meins xD )
SchwarzWieEbenholZ Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   Photographer
Guten Nachmittag!
Erstmal dankeschön für den netten Kommentar. Ich habe mich sehr darüber gefreut :)
Modeln kannst du auch in deiner Freizeit für Hobbyfotografen - hab ich auch gemacht.
Und falls du Fotograf werden willst: Eintoller Mensch, der groß in der Band-Fotografie war, sagte mir einst:
"Wenn du Fotograf werden willst, dann wirst du das auch. Dann gibts nichts anderes."
Liebe Grüße zurück,
Negros Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
You're welcome Melly !!

Kisses !!
Ragnar949 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Many thanks
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