David van Dartel is an emerging Dutch photographer who has already gained a significant following for his work. His ‘Op Vlieland/On Vlieland’ series is a striking, ongoing body of work taken on the rugged West Frisian Island in the Wadden Sea, The Netherlands. Having visited Vlieland since childhood van Dartel has a deep affinity with the Island, this is reflected in this body of work where he celebrates those close to him – friends and family. He beautifully portrays his subjects in these portraits, self portraits and landscapes.
“You could describe the series as a kind of diary of the experiences on an island, but then a carefully styled diary." says van Dartel.