Tonge Mill isn't just the home of Elvis & Kresse, it is also our home, it is where James (aka Elvis) and I (Kresse) live. It isn't that easy to distinguish between our home and workshop though, both are designed and built with the same ethics and the same principles.
Nothing should be new, everything should be reclaimed.
When Jane Crittenden got in touch to see if we would be happy to tell the story of Tonge Mill for Reclaim Magazine we could immediately see the fit and couldn't wait to reveal every material, every technique, and really share the story of this incredible building and how we spent two years bringing it back from the brink and restoring it with as many rescued materials as building control and our local planning officer would allow...
We had an amazing day with James French (photographer) and Marisha Taylor (stylist). It was fantastic to see the Mill through their eyes and to challenge James to capture Monty, who is notoriously difficult to photograph. We absolutely can't wait to see the results.
The photos included here are a few of James and Marisha's behind the scenes snaps - stay tuned for the full shoot - when our issue is out we will let you know where you can get a copy of the magazine.