Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Photography / Professional Core Member Melanie HoelzlFemale/Germany Groups :icondeath-guys: Death-Guys
Alternative Photography
Recent Activity
Deviant for 12 Years
3 Month Core Membership:
Given by Moonbeam13
Statistics 1,849 Deviations 57,086 Comments 150,160 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Pulling Strings by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Pulling Strings :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 17 1 Fast by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Fast :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 18 0 Kissed by the Wind by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Kissed by the Wind :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 10 0 Lingering Past by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Lingering Past :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 11 2 In the Red by SchwarzWieEbenholZ In the Red :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 13 0 Santa Cruz by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Santa Cruz :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 23 1 Thinking Big by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Thinking Big :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 38 2 Descending Clouds by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Descending Clouds :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 28 1 Fast Asleep by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Fast Asleep :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 25 0 The Artists Workshop by SchwarzWieEbenholZ The Artists Workshop :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 25 6 Hang On! by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Hang On! :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 25 0 Millions of Years by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Millions of Years :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 17 0 Icebreaker by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Icebreaker :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 20 0 In Times of Need by SchwarzWieEbenholZ In Times of Need :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 33 3 A Whole New World by SchwarzWieEbenholZ A Whole New World :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 20 0 Flamenco by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Flamenco :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 43 4

Random Favourites

Autocentrism by EintoeRn Autocentrism :iconeintoern:EintoeRn 143 31 Under The Bridge by Spiritofdarkness Under The Bridge :iconspiritofdarkness:Spiritofdarkness 166 159 Getting Out by Spiritofdarkness Getting Out :iconspiritofdarkness:Spiritofdarkness 388 64 Find the Way I by Spiritofdarkness Find the Way I :iconspiritofdarkness:Spiritofdarkness 275 55 Berlin Details by Spiritofdarkness Berlin Details :iconspiritofdarkness:Spiritofdarkness 167 44 zzzzzzzzzz by Lain-AwakeAtNight zzzzzzzzzz :iconlain-awakeatnight:Lain-AwakeAtNight 255 17 Runner by TomaszPrzybylo Runner :icontomaszprzybylo:TomaszPrzybylo 159 5 My foggy Island by TomaszPrzybylo My foggy Island :icontomaszprzybylo:TomaszPrzybylo 94 4 Orange and blue by WestMauE Orange and blue :iconwestmaue:WestMauE 42 3 above by Aliz1 above :iconaliz1:Aliz1 53 2 The Svartifoss by LinsenSchuss The Svartifoss :iconlinsenschuss:LinsenSchuss 384 37 Super Blood Moon by mytthor Super Blood Moon :iconmytthor:mytthor 7 1 Beholder...  Dungeons and Dragons by mytthor Beholder... Dungeons and Dragons :iconmytthor:mytthor 15 0 A misty day by freMDart A misty day :iconfremdart:freMDart 175 11 Evening in the woods by doma22 Evening in the woods :icondoma22:doma22 173 7 Ganz unten by feigenfrucht Ganz unten :iconfeigenfrucht:feigenfrucht 170 31

How often are you on deviantart? 

30 deviants said Once a day
29 deviants said More than twice a day
10 deviants said 2-3 times a week
8 deviants said Twice a day
3 deviants said once a week
3 deviants said every few months
2 deviants said other (please comment)
1 deviant said twice a month
No deviants said once a month

Prints now available!

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 15, 2017, 1:00 AM
Dear watchers and visitors,

I'm planning to submit several of my photos as prints here on deviant art.
But as you all can imagine, I can only guess what you would like to hang on your room walls.

If you'd like to have a specific image as print or gift, 
you can always contact me and ask via note or comment.

Thank you and have a nice day! :)

Prints available so far:

Open Sky by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Crystalliced by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Night is the new Day by SchwarzWieEbenholZ

By Hook or Crook by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Blaze of Glory by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Pufferzone by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Little Vagabond by SchwarzWieEbenholZ

Bubblegum by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Welcome to Oblivion 4963 by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Roses for Farewell by SchwarzWieEbenholZ

Still some Warmth by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Fierce Desires 2519 by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Head in the Clouds by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Tragic Kingdom 8762 by SchwarzWieEbenholZ

Blue-ming Garden by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Tragic Kingdom 8663 by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Melting Out by SchwarzWieEbenholZ


-> Natural:
:iconunframed-nature: :iconwonderful-world: :iconliving-nature: :iconthings-of-nature: :iconglory-of-nature: :iconnatural-sensuality: :iconanimalsplantsnature: :iconsunsets: :icona-foggy-day: :iconmist-and-fog: :icona-forest: :iconforests-forever: :iconfireandwaterphotos: :iconthe-journey-there: :icondreamypathways: :iconnature-abstracted: :iconsurreal-landscapes:

-> Animals:
:iconanimals-on-da: :icongermananimalfriends: :iconurbananimals: :iconbirds-club: :iconbird-photography: :iconheavenlybackyardbird: :iconmostbeautifulbirds: :iconornithologists: :iconfunwithspiders: :iconsnail-parade: :iconda-butterflies:

-> Plants and Mushrooms:
:icontreephotographers: :icontrees-with-character: :icontreephotosandmore: :iconturning-leaf: :iconthejoyofflowers: :iconsweet-stems: :iconfungi-club: :iconfungus-and-friends:

-> Colours:
:iconmonochrome-art-group: :iconcoloursplashes: :iconblue-club: :iconpink-lovers: :iconpurpleclub: :iconmonochromenikon: :iconblack-magic-art: :iconwhite2black-shades: :iconmonochromenostalgia:

-> People & Portraits, Fetish & Alternative:
:iconportraitphotographer: :iconportrait-lovers: :iconmorethansexy: :iconhuman-ism: :iconinstinct-wild-while: :icondeath-chicks: :iconallwomen: :icongirls-are-beautiful: :icondeath-guys: :iconmalephotography: :iconszenedeutschland:

-> Everything (Else):
:iconbrightandcheerful: :icondarkroom-traditions: :iconphotography-lovers1: :iconlotsofphotography: :iconphotographrevolution: :iconbareyoursoul: :iconphotog-peeps: :iconphotography-tribe: :iconart-o-graph: :iconworld-by-lenses: :icontheblendingstump: :iconphotographyinspireme: :iconthefavouriteshowcase: :icondialed-in: :iconlights-lovers: :icongerman-artists: :iconbaden-wuerttemberg: :iconsweden-photography: :iconmastersoftravel: :icononlyeurope: :iconworldphotos: :icon100favsgroup: :iconover150faves: :iconwindowsity: :icont-e-c-h-n-o-l-o-g-y: :iconrustydustyoldstuff: :iconphotos-of-monuments: :iconarchitectural-dreams: :iconflavorphotography: :icondeviantkitchen: :iconstill-life-stills: :iconabstractartgalllery: :iconnawak-factory: :iconfaces-in-objects: :iconeverything-nikon:

Languages I understand (mother's tongue -> fluently -> basic):
German Flag Stamp by xxstamps UK Flag by mysage USA Flag by mysage Australian Flag Stamp by xxstamps Canadian Flag Stamp by xxstamps France Flag by mysage Japanese Flag Stamp by xxstamps Flag of Norway Stamp by xxstamps Flag of Sweden Stamp by xxstamps

This Journal Skin was designed by Night-Beast



Made with pride by the DeviantArt community BROWSE ALL ART


Melanie Hoelzl
Artist | Professional | Photography

...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 Augsburg 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. After finishing her studies in Japanese and Scandinavian languages in 2014, she decided to turn her favorite hobby into a profession. She started working in a portrait studio and continued in advertisement photography. SchwarZwieEbenholZ isn't work - it still stands for passion. It's an art project independent from work, yet it's somehow connected to it as her photography grows through it.


SchwarzWieEbenholZ has started a donation pool!
680 / 2,396
I'd like to get Premium Membership for a month or so in order to do features again. It's 396 points for a month, and 2396 points for a whole year. I'm just gonna try it out, see how many people will give points! :)
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:

You must be logged in to donate.


Add a Comment:
Prixelpop Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
Thank you for the llama badge!!
Placi1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thank you for the fave!
darekpl7 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
thx for llama :)
jhps Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for the +fav !
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav: Gruß und Dank, Melanie !
WrathWolfy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the llama!
And your pictures are awesome! :la:
GrungeWerXblack Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  New Deviant

Excellent photography! Please continue to share! ^_^

SchwarzWieEbenholZ Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Professional Photographer
Watch me if you don't wanna miss a thing :)
Pissenlit00 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
Danke fürs Lama! :heart:
GregTutorials Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Hey there! I'm spreading love all around dA, and here I'm to tell you that I hope you have an amazing week and I hope you enjoy it a lot!  LoveDance!Heart Emoji 
You are a great artist! Clap
Add a Comment: