Photographer: David van Dartel
This Time Tomorrow presents a tender portrayal of the deep connections our male friendships provide, in a cinematic ocean setting in the waters of Vlieland, an island belonging to The Netherlands.
The series is a reflection on his life spent with friends in nature. “From an early age I have been fascinated by the Dutch Islands,” van Dartel explains. “The island offers stunning scenery, giving one a sense of discovery and adventure. Something that has always appealed to me. The Island’s isolated location represents a feeling of wilderness, a perfect place to project all of my fantasies onto.” The title of the book refers to the sense of freedom he experienced on the island.
As long as I can remember, I have visited the little Dutch island of Vlieland. I spent endless summers there with friends. It’s a place where everyone is at ease. We swim, stroll around, and drink—but above all, we reflect on life, and for a little moment, we forget our lives at the other side of the sea. There is no schedule, it’s only us at that moment of time. This time tomorrow, where will we be?