Michiel Robberecht has lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopië & Eritrea to write and work on his films.During his stay he immersed himself in the world his stories are set using photography as an important writing tool.
His pictures emerge out of spontaneous experiences and encounters with friends and what people and places reveal to him. But often the scenes true nature is only unveiled after it is captured. A friend becomes a character, a hairdresser a mystic refuge and a passer-by a ghost. These mirages feed Robberecht with stories he uses in his films and writings.
SHELTERS gathers the images & stories found in a quest for connection through imagination. Conciously avoiding snapshots of strangers and rather portraying the life of friends and actors, the pictures are born in between documentary and fiction. They are like SHELTERS that can only exist in the mystic space between hiding and revealing.