Yoana van Essen is a general photographer from The Netherlands. Her roots are from Bulgaria. She is studying Media and Entertainment Management in the Stenden University of Leeuwarden, Friesland, The Netherlands. Since 2004 she has been spending her free time upgrading her photography skills. At the moment she is working on several projects, mainly event photography. She is also working on developing the new ideas she has - working with a body paint artist.