During the late 1990s Ian Macrae and Andrea Way made a decision to wind down their hectic work life, put their film production company on hold and pursue their dream: to live in Italy for a year.
This book contains a series of emails which were sent in 2000 and 2001 as a regular newsletter, to their friends back home in Melbourne and around the world, keeping in contact and filling them in with their adventures.
Photographs were taken by Ian and Andrea wrote the text.
Ian Macrae has been a film director and photographer for over 35 years.
His photographs are held in various private collections in Australia and Europe.
Ian trained at Prahran Art School in Melbourne majoring in Painting and Photography. His principal career has been as a film director specializing in visual special effects and together with his wife Andy as producer, they ran their own film company for many years in Melbourne. Ian has maintained his interest in photography since art school and held an exhibition in 1999 called Pure, consisting of photographs, predominantly landscapes. In 2000 Ian and Andy spent a year living in Italy, in a small town called Bevagna situated in the centre of Umbria. Since then they regularly travel back to Italy where they make a point of discovering new places they have not seen and finding interesting photographic opportunities. In 2008 Ian had an exhibition at Forty Five Downstairs Melbourne and also in Italy 2012.