I initially thought of trying to group the companies/individuals working out of the mill into categories like art, design, ceramics etc. but having visited the mill and read about how it works then I think it needs to be more incorporated.
The main focus of my work is going to be the textures and interesting objects I found at the mill and the diversity of the activity in the Mill so I've now grouped everything loosely into 4 larger groups based on the equipment they use (or don't), the materials they use and how the work is produced. This will allow me to use similar groups of textures and objects to create a distinct look and feel in each of the stings but allow crossover within the companies that work there.. It won't be 'Islington Mill: Photography' but there will be a sting that hints at lenses, mechanical objects, machinery, film, technology which will also accompany design, film, print etc.
I will now start by creating 4 mood boards throwing together groups of companies and images for each of the groups along with photos, textures, object ideas etc.