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... is German for “black as ebony” 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 my birth name 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 this pseudonym establishes a connection to the Japanese studies I did in university before it all began.

As I'm a very open-minded person, my photography is open-minded as well. I neither judge based on nationality, nor on outer appearance, sexual orientation, music taste or belief. That's why there are so many different kinds of people in my portfolio. 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 Hub is a nature and people photographer who lives in Germany between Munich and Augsburg. She was born in Augsburg, studied Japanese and Scandinavian Languages in Tübingen and used to live in various other places for some time. So she had the opportunity to discover a lot of beautiful places and portray a lot of inspiring people since she first started taking photos in 2007 – mostly, but not exclusively, in Southern Germany.

Besides Austria (which lies right at Bavaria’s border), many wonderful nature and architecture pictures were created during her trips to Japan, Sardinia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the Canary Island of La Palma.

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Favourite Visual Artist
watch my favorites ;)
Favourite Movies
Lemony Snicket, Amélie, V for Vendetta, Whatcha Wearin', The Fountain, Serial (Bad) Weddings, Adam's apples, Flickering Lights, Sherlock Holmes (Guy Ritchie)
Favourite TV Shows
Game of Thrones, Faith, Kekkon Dekinai Otoko, Avatar the Last Airbender, My Boss My Hero, Tiger & Dragon, Dream High, Hana Yori Dango, Star Trek,...
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Nightwish, Auri, Beast in Black, Tool, Alter Bridge, Katatonia, Anathema, Nell, Theodor Bastard, Aurora, Christina Aguilera, The Birthday Massacre, Placebo, SID, Fever Ray, God is an Astronaut, The Smashing Pumpkins...
Favourite Books
Terry Pratchett: Nation, Anonymous writer: Harold Einzlkind, Jonas Jonasson: Der Hundertjährige...
Favourite Writers
Terry Pratchett, Jonas Jonasson
Favourite Games
Horizon Zero Dawn, Skyrim, Witcher 3
Tools of the Trade
Canon 6D Mk III, EF 24-70mm 1:4, EF 100-400mm 1:4.5-5.6, EF 35mm 1:1.4, EF 100mm 1:2.8, EF 85mm 1.4; before: Nikon D90
Other Interests
art, photography, music, the world
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I'd like to invite you to check out my new gallery "Gloomy Atmosphere". It's dark & eerie in there! 💀
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Thanks for ⭐️ing!!

Thank you very much for the fave, my friend. 😊

Thank you very much my friend. 😊

Thank you very much my friend. 😊

You are currently publishing at a much more sustained pace than your usual 3 daily photos ... :)

I'm working on new gallery folders. So that you can take a walk in the woods, roam the fields, seek the water or wander the mountains 😉

From time to time, I send some into your mail boxes. Because they lack some publicity to get featured or get into the 150 favs hall of fame. I hope you enjoy this little time travel. And the new folders, as soon as they are finished 😊

New folders = +++ :)

I do the same when I feature some old pictures.

But only 50 favs would be a good score for me ... :)