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The Serpent's Pass by SchwarzWieEbenholZ The Serpent's Pass :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 9 0 The Smoking Stones by SchwarzWieEbenholZ The Smoking Stones :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 7 0 Blue River, Red Berries by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Blue River, Red Berries :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 11 1 Silkyway by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Silkyway :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 14 6 Papoi by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Papoi :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 4 0 Act in Concert by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Act in Concert :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 5 0 The Right to Be Yourself by SchwarzWieEbenholZ The Right to Be Yourself :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 11 3 Flush in a Rush by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Flush in a Rush :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 13 0 Closely Intertwined by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Closely Intertwined :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 8 0 The Simplicity of Dreams by SchwarzWieEbenholZ The Simplicity of Dreams :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 22 1 Ground Level by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Ground Level :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 11 0 Renewal Falls by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Renewal Falls :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 16 0 Turbulences by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Turbulences :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 23 2 Seat Cushion by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Seat Cushion :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 18 0 Pericolo by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Pericolo :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 17 0 Smooth Move by SchwarzWieEbenholZ Smooth Move :iconschwarzwieebenholz:SchwarzWieEbenholZ 18 0

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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: :iconbirds-club: :iconbird-photography: :iconheavenlybackyardbird: :iconmostbeautifulbirds: :iconornithologists: :iconfunwithspiders: :iconsnail-parade: :iconda-butterflies:

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

-> 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: :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 | 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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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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BGai Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
Hi Melanie! Welcome back to :iconunframed-nature:!!
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconbigfav4plz: :icondragonawakeplz:

Toniasis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017
Thank you for the llama :) Beautiful gallery.
Wolf-Helen Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama! Love 
Hansmar Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :llama:
DraftHorseTrainer Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama badge! :)
Nyrndi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Fav  :-) and the Lama :-), ....sorry for answering so late. 
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer

Herzlichen Dank für's Favorisieren, Melanie :wave:
casdora-de-arte Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  New Deviant
Thank you for faving, very much appreciated!
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