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Weekly Deviations 10: In Bright Daylight

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 18, 2014, 3:42 AM
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A bit more today - found a lot of pretty stuff! =D

Fire Fox by thrumyeyeSeasons Change by NellekeCheetah at sunset by serhatdemiroglu
Golden Dew by DeingeL+How Bright Is Y o u r Glow+ by GrotesqueDarling13The Light Of A Fading Star by goRillA-iNK
Pond Morning by BogdanBoevAre you slumbering? by tamaskataiSaxon Switzerland 7 by mjagiellicz
GROW OLD WITH YOU by puken20.5.2010: Land of Dreams II by Suensyanshine instead of me please by ateist-kleranty
Welcome back my sun by DavidOlkarnyGolden Waters by AnnMarieBoneFaith in the morning (Theo, PRE) II. by equine-images

Dandelion by fractistlemon by violetkitty92CI-contre III. by ageai



-> Natural:
:iconmacrostudio: :icontiny-worlds-photo: :iconwonderful-world: :iconnaturecrazy: :iconunframed-nature: :iconliving-nature: :iconthings-of-nature: :iconglory-of-nature:  :iconbeautyclub: :iconautumnwinterclub: :iconnatural-sensuality: :iconyourlocalnature: :iconsunsets: :iconwaterscapesclub: :iconsky-club: :icona-foggy-day: :icona-forest: :iconforests-forever: :iconsnow-and-ice: :iconfireandwaterphotos: :iconthe-journey-there: :iconall-world-works: :icondreamypathways: :iconnature-abstracted: :iconsurreal-landscapes:

-> Animals:
:iconanimals-on-da: :icongermananimalfriends: :iconparrotsandbirdsunion: :iconbirds-club: :iconbird-photography: :icondeviantherps: :iconfunwithspiders: :iconspiderlovers: :iconinsects-r-us: :iconsnail-parade: :iconbutterflys-forever:

-> Plants and Mushrooms:
:iconfungi-club: :iconkingdom-fungi: :icontrees-with-character: :iconflowerinvasion:

-> Colours:
:iconblack-and-white-arts: :iconnotice-the-color: :iconmonochrome-art-group: :iconcoloursplashes: :iconorange-club: :iconblue-club: :iconyellowclub: :iconourloveforred: :iconohmygreenz: :iconpi-nk: :iconpurpleclub: :iconblack-magic-art:

-> People & Portraits, Fetish & Alternative:
:iconugly-mug-portraits: :iconmodelsplace: :iconportraitphotographer: :iconportrait-lovers: :iconhuman-photography: :iconmorethansexy: :iconhuman-ism: :iconinstinct-wild-while: :icondeath-chicks: :icondevgurls: :iconallwomen: :iconplaying-dress-up: :icondeath-guys: :iconthemalesoul: :iconmalephotography: :iconhot-y-chromosomes: :iconasia-beauty-club: :iconszenedeutschland:

-> Everything Else:
:iconwindowsity: :iconbuildings-photos: :icondoorsandwindows: :iconflavorphotography: :icondeviantkitchen: :iconthefavouriteshowcase: :iconstudio-28: :icondarkroom-traditions: :iconexcellentart-photos: :iconfantabulousphotos: :iconraisartgallery4all: :iconraismedia-4every1: :iconunforgettable-time: :iconthe-art-photo-group: :iconfinest-deviants: :iconlights-lovers: :iconphotoseries: :icongerman-artists: :icongermanconnected: :iconmastersoftravel: :iconphoto-europe: :icononlyeurope: :iconthe-diverse-europe: :iconabstract-in-motion: :iconabstract--reality: :iconpopular-photos: :icon100favsgroup: :iconover150faves: :iconthemedgroup: :iconphotographrevolution:

Closer friends:
:iconparassassinoid: :iconmariavonwegen: :iconhibbi: :iconthinking-silence:

Photography that moved my heart:
:iconwb-skinner: :iconsophie0305: :iconspanishalex: :icondeeevilish: :iconmecurobcotto: :iconmetamorphosisv: :iconyuumei: :iconunexperienced: :iconmatthias-haker: :iconmikkolagerstedt:

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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")


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EintoeRn 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer

Dank !
DebasishPhotos Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the fave.
hidarime-images Apr 16, 2014   Photographer
Thank you so much for including my Bat image in your weekly feature, I really appreciate it! :D
SchwarzWieEbenholZ Apr 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
it was a pleasure :)
you are welcome dear Melly :) Pleasure for me
Thank you so much for +fav
Buntcone Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving! :w00t: There are shitloads more photos in my galleries. Check them out if you wish and a :+devwatch: would be muchly appreciated! :D
SchwarzWieEbenholZ Apr 14, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the comments!
There's also a bunch of photos in mine =D
Buntcone Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha yeah I see that - someone who is almost as prolific as I am! :boogie:
SchwarzWieEbenholZ Apr 14, 2014  Professional Photographer
Yes, my favourite free-time activity =D
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