Based in New Haven, CT, Adrien Broom is a self-taught photographer with a background in art history and computer animation. She skillfully merges all three interests in bizarre and beautiful works that explore the connection of Western culture and nature. She tells stories, sometimes easy, often hard, but always intriguing.

Outside of personal projects, Broom has also shot editorial projects for Rolling Stone and Nylon. W magazine recently named her a photographer to watch. So, we're watching and in this portfolio review share Broom's thoughts about some of her most recent photographs.

The work shown here, Inner Dialogue / Self Portrait, comes from a project Broom is working on with friend and glass artist Charlotte Potter investigating how to properly capture communication.

Check out Adrien Broom's Bizarre and Beautiful Photography.