Copyright Notice


All images and materials found on this website are copyrighted to Melanie Hub, formerly Melanie Hölzl (the Artist), alias SCHWARZ WIE EBENHOLZ; and many of these photographs and artworks are also under legal contracts with 3rd parties that have legal rights and authorization to use these images.

Any user, found to replicate, reproduce, reference, circulate, distribute, manipulate or otherwise use these images without the Artist’s written consent will be in breach of copyright laws as well as contract laws (for which 3rd parties may take joint action with the Artist against you).


You are required to have a license or written permission from the Artist if you intend to create referenced or derivative work for any commercial use or for sale, including but not limited to: prints, competitions, 3D models, CDs, posters, websites, merchandise, etc. Please provide the intended images and usage information when contacting me.

If you would like to use one of my images as a reference for your own painting or drawing (traditional or digital) and will not use it commercially, it is sufficient to send me your creation via note or email. You also must give clear credit for any reference used when publishing your work both online and offline, stating clearly: “Photography by SCHWARZ WIE EBENHOLZ”, and link back to or user page @schwarzwieebenholz on social medias such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Artist reserves the right to file DMCA takedowns for infringement if you fail to comply with these terms.

You do not require a license if you intend to reference images from this website for presentations. However, you have to state clearly that the images are from SCHWARZ WIE EBENHOLZ and provide a link to my website.


You may share images and work found on this website under the following conditions:
— You must credit the Artist’s name SCHWARZ WIE EBENHOLZ and link back to
— You may not use the material for commercial purposes or out of context of featuring the Artist.
— If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material without the Artist’s consent in written agreement.
— If you use the images for news or blog features, you may not edit/crop/manipulate the Artist’s works in any way except for image previews only.

In other words, you may not use the images and materials from this website in artworks, manipulations or designs, including but not limited to: illustrations, composites, manipulations, websites, layouts, tubes, wallpapers, banners, blogs, CDs, posters, icons, etc, for any purpose whatsoever without explicit written permission from the Artist.

Thank you.