Ready for your close up?

Friday was one of the more surreal moments of my professional life to date. Sarah and I were at HarperCollins publishers overseeing the photoshoot for the images for our forthcoming book. 

Because the book offers detailed descriptions of how each individual vowel and consonant sound is made, we need close up photographs of the mouth on each sound. This meant spending the day with the wonderful Maria- lucky owner of the world's most beautiful mouth- asking her to pose into exactly the right specific pose for each sound. 

It's all very exciting- the book is really coming together now, going from something contained in our minds and laptops to a real product that we can visualise in print.