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Golden Nugget by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Golden Nugget :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 3 0 Stiff Breeze by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Stiff Breeze :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 3 0 Breakfast by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Breakfast :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 7 2 Calmer Waters by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Calmer Waters :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 19 2 A Drop in the Ocean by SchwarzWieEbenholZ A Drop in the Ocean :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 17 1 The Singing Ape by SchwarzWieEbenholZ The Singing Ape :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 9 0 Bellissima by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Bellissima :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 25 1 Bad Hat by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Bad Hat :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 9 0 Just One Bite by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Just One Bite :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 24 0 Marshmallows by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Marshmallows :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 22 0 Christmas Tree by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Christmas Tree :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 21 0 Terry Cloth by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Terry Cloth :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 23 0 Road of Success by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Road of Success :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 40 4 Fire melts the Ice by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Fire melts the Ice :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 18 0 Sugar Fortress by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Sugar Fortress :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 34 0 Granny Smith by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Granny Smith :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 27 1

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Apple by StainXY Apple :iconstainxy:StainXY 204 14 I'm on the road to nowhere by lomatic I'm on the road to nowhere :iconlomatic:lomatic 44 24 Think Pastel of Me by clippercarrillo Think Pastel of Me :iconclippercarrillo:clippercarrillo 143 19 Araneae - handmade by Escaron Araneae - handmade :iconescaron:Escaron 214 416 Early Morning Gosling March by thrumyeye Early Morning Gosling March :iconthrumyeye:thrumyeye 1,190 80 Lakshmi I by dorukseymen Lakshmi I :icondorukseymen:dorukseymen 151 26 Sunset Sky by AStoKo Sunset Sky :iconastoko:AStoKo 373 45 Peacock Spider, Maratus volans Salticidae by Psithyrus Peacock Spider, Maratus volans Salticidae :iconpsithyrus:Psithyrus 439 151 Vibrance by KatiaIvaArts Vibrance :iconkatiaivaarts:KatiaIvaArts 207 35 .:Teamwork:. by RHCheng .:Teamwork:. :iconrhcheng:RHCheng 404 23 empusa male by lisans empusa male :iconlisans:lisans 115 12 foggy trees by emjot72 foggy trees :iconemjot72:emjot72 16 0 Metlako Falls by greglief Metlako Falls :icongreglief:greglief 238 38 .:Great Egret:. by RHCheng .:Great Egret:. :iconrhcheng:RHCheng 464 39 Ancient Land by A2Matos Ancient Land :icona2matos:A2Matos 536 58

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: :iconyourlocalnature: :iconanimalsplantsnature: :iconsunsets: :icona-foggy-day: :iconmist-and-fog: :icona-forest: :iconforests-forever: :iconsnow-and-ice: :iconfireandwaterphotos: :iconthe-journey-there: :icondreamypathways: :iconnature-abstracted: :iconsurreal-landscapes:

-> Animals:
:iconanimals-on-da: :icongermananimalfriends: :iconcrazy-4-animals: :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:
:iconugly-mug-portraits: :iconportraitphotographer: :iconportrait-lovers: :iconmorethansexy: :iconhuman-ism: :iconinstinct-wild-while: :icondeath-chicks: :iconallwomen: :icongirls-are-beautiful: :icondeath-guys: :iconmalephotography: :iconszenedeutschland:

-> Everything (Else):
:iconbrightandcheerful: :iconphotography-lovers1: :iconlotsofphotography: :iconphotographrevolution: :iconbareyoursoul: :icondarkroom-traditions: :iconphotog-peeps: :iconart-o-graph: :iconworld-by-lenses: :icontheblendingstump: :iconphotographyinspireme: :iconiphotograph: :iconthefavouriteshowcase: :icondialed-in: :iconlights-lovers: :iconreflectionoflight: :icongerman-artists: :iconbaden-wuerttemberg: :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

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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.

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")
September: Lea & Vivienne ("Best Friends")
November: Nina

Februar: Maria
July: Lea ("The Colors of Magic")
August: Nathalie ("Tragic Kingdom")

July: Elina (a happy girl)

July: Oliver (Colors & Emotions)


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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:

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AG-sArt Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Mange flotte fotografier ^^ 
Twig3 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
thank you for the llama!
Laki-Neko Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the llama badge ^^
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I trust you didn't think you were caught in a "Web of deceit..." as you faved that spider
Not to everyone's liking but I'm happy you liked it Melanie. Please do keep watching???  :) (Smile)
Fiction-Art-Author Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
Thanks for the Llama. :)
alinacitasci56 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Thank you
SpaceWizzard666 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SchwarzWieEbenholZ Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thank you, too! :)
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017
Nice gallery:)
SchwarzWieEbenholZ Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Photographer
Take a look around.
I'd be happy! :)
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