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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 she 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, travel and people photographer from Nest Munich, Germany.

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.

Though the so-called “Zugspitzland” (the alpine scenery around Mountain Zugspitze) is her most visited place at the moment, you will encounter a lot of pictures from the Swabian Jura (Schwäbische Alb) and the Allgäu because she used to live there once. Of course, those are also the places where her people photography projects were realized! But Germany – and Austria – are not the only places she took photos of. During her trips to Japan, Sardinia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the Canary Island of La Palma, many wonderful nature and architecture pictures were created.

Read more about it here:

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...
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Nightwish, Auri, Tool, Alter Bridge, Katatonia, Anathema, Nell, Theodor Bastard, Aurora, Christina Aguilera, The Birthday Massacre, Bloodflowerz, Placebo, SID, Fever Ray, God is an Astronaut, KOKIA, Park Hyo Shin, The Smashing Pumpkins...
Favourite Books
Terry Pratchett: Nation, Anonymous writer: Harold Einzlkind, Jonas Jonasson: Der Hundertjährige...
Favourite Writers
Terry Pratchett, Jonas Jonasson
Favourite Games
Horizont Zero Dawn, Skyrim, Witcher 3
Tools of the Trade
Canon 6D Mk III, various lenses, Formerly: Nikon D90, AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm; for some projects other cameras or lenses
Other Interests
art, photography, music, the world

My Website is online!!!

My Website is online!!!

I just uploaded my new website - please take a look! SCHWARZ WIE EBENHOLZ WEBSITE It took me about half a year to finish it and I had to learn so much about web design, laws and stuff. Sometimes, I had the feeling all went wrong. I cried and cursed but eventually, I made it! You will not only find my portfolio but also a photography blog and other great things. Tell me what you liked best, I'd love to know! And if your mother tongue is English and you find any mistakes, don't hesitate to write me a note. (Please consider that there can be different spellings in British, American and Australian English though.) HAVE FUN!!! ----------

Feature for my Watchers

Feature for my Watchers

Today. I'd like to feature the favorite works of my watchers: Photos,literature, traditional and digital art. A small gift for your support! :) ------------------------------------------- -> Natural: %Unframed-Nature ( :iconwonderful-world: :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: :iconSurreal-Landscapes: -> Animals: :iconAnimals-on-DA: :iconGermanAnimalFriends: :iconurbananimals: :iconbirds-club: :iconheavenlybackyardb

Now: Back to normal!

Now: Back to normal!

Dear watchers, Now I've finished updating my gallery. Thank you to anyone who actually watched my re-submissions and faved a lot! :) Also thank you for your patience and for enduring the inbox flood. The following week, all will be going back to normal. I hope you enjoyed the little journey into the past! Have a nice weekend, Melly ------------------------------------------- -> Natural: %Unframed-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:

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isischneider Photographer

thank you Here's A Fav :givefav:

isischneider Photographer

Thank you so much for the:+fav:  have a good day:dance:

THANK YOU for my very funky thingy!!!

EintoeRnHobbyist Photographer

Gruß und Dank, Melanie ...

Erdbeersternchen Photographer
Vielen Dank für den Fav! :heart:

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Thanks for the llama!

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Thanks for the llama