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American Safari 1999
During the summer of 1999, an English writer, Joe Patch, and I, an American photographer, drove over 15,000 miles along with Louis Baker, Joe’s’ son and an Australian boxer.  Together in a Jeep Wrangler, we traveled the country in search of people and places that would make our trip into what we had hoped, a safari into American culture.  During these three months on the road, we met people from all walks of life and a vast number of cultures. We hope these images and words will express what we found, our diversity as a nation and the kindness and sense of community that was predominate.  Our positive experience offers up the opposite to the negative picture of American society painted by our countries’ news media.

All images were captured using Kodak and Fuji color reversal film.

Our sincere thanks to all who helped us along the way.  Your kindness and hospitality was most appreciated.

Email me if you like at: americanjarheadATgmail.com
Date(s): Summer 1999. Album by Cris Yarborough. Photos by Cris Yarborough. 1 - 129 of 129 Total. 9825 Visits.
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Horse Back

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Wall of Fame Jazz

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Fish Spring 3 200crop

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Phone cowboy

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Sid in chuckles

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Two Farmers200

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Two boys in pickup

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Kath Davis w Sax200

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Truck colors

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tourists wall MtR

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Tobacco wear

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Tabacco ties

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T bone

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Steel city two

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Steel City Porch

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Steel City Firet

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Us in Clarinda

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Squirt at Parade

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Spurs200

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Spraying the Longhorn
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Sid w lamp

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1 Watching Nervous
"I love the way you captured people ...."
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Sean lights Cedar

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Screw Fairbury NB

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Rest stop
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Ray Hinks

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Ranch Music

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Porsche in Fairbury St

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Oquawka diner

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1 4th July BBQ

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Olive Lobby

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Newport jog

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Newport into beach

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Newport guitar

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Newport Family water

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New Bedford Trucks

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New Bedford Net

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New Bedford Factory 3

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New Bedford 2

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1 4 in Truck Steel

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Motion Detroit

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Montana Bar

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Mike telling story

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Mike at monument

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Mike at Lakota Badlands

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Mayor Pool TV

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Mauler Dempsey

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Louis NM Rocks

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Louis at Beartooth

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Laguna Beach Walk

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Kiwi Pete w Osz

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Kerouac Marker200

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Kath thru Sax

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Joe write on Jeeep

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2 Cars, Steel City

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Joe w tractor

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Joe w Kerouac note

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Three Ranchers

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Joe and Louis w Jack

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Joe  Louis, Clarinda

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Jetty Crabing

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Jazz Party Vocalist

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Horse and cowboy

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Hoghouse

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HectorWeights

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Hector at Joes mirror

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Group Salty Dog

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Gergen w Hector Apt

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Gergen gets ready

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Gergen Cooks

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Gerg Hect Spar

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garage ring

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Flea Mkt Man

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Flea Mkt Fairbury

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Fixin' Saddles

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Fiarbury smoker

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Fairbury Townhall

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Fairbury Flea

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Erwin w Bike

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Elvis w company

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Dog w shadows

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Doc Holliday

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Dick Tracey

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Curt Pate

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Crazy Tele Kid

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Cowgirl Tex

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Cowboy at Stockyard

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Cowbow mil lite

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Corn examination200

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Cold Joe

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Coffee and Smoke

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Clouds Mt R

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Close Gergen

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Cleaning Bridge

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The Hat

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Clark Kent Curtis

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CFD two tv

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CFD rider thrown

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CFD rider hat

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CFD Rider falls

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CFD Rider and Girls

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CFD fall

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CFD 3 tv

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Calf roping Shil2

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Calf Roping

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BobbySchroedeButt

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Boatgirleye
Massachusetts. A woman explains how craftsman shape the hull by eye when building in the tradional way.

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Billy's200
Nebraska. A local bar in Fairbury.

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Barrel Racing
Texas

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Barbie in Bowl
The strange things you see at fleamarkets. Barbie in a bowl...

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Balboa Sunset
California. Newport Beach looking towards Catalina.

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1 Badlands road
South Dakota. The Badlands

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1 Auto Place

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1 Art and Nancy
Montana. This rancher and his wife took us into their home and around thier ranch after hearing about our travels. They were more than proud to show us the lifestyle of a Montana ranch. This was taken in their livingroom.

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1 Amish traffic2JPG
Indiana. Amish traffic jam,

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1 Alley in Fairbury
Nebraska. When I saw the alley window, I knew this was a must have. I couldn't have chipped away the wall any better myself.

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1 About the Univ
Indiana. Getting directions from a farmer at hit farm stand.

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1 3000 miles
Nebraska. We pulled off the road at exactly 3000 miles and took a quick shot. Glad we weren't on a busy highway!

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Lightning Louis
Nebraska. This was a hand held 8 second exposure with a Leica M6 and 35/f2 lens. Took a whole role, but this one wsas worth it...

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Barneys Beanery
Los Angeles, CA

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Extra Alyce

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Mayor K

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I myself am a budding photographer and I must say that your uses of contrast, proportion and angles are simply inspiring! You have a similar technique to mine but your photos have meaning and my photos seem lifeless compared to yours, jolly good show old bean! I mostly do macro photography though so I don't think you'll have any competition! Wonderful photos, a couple of them may need slight modifications but over all your message is clear and your pictures are outstanding. Merry Christmas!
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Kim, Mon, 10 Dec 2007 12:00AM
Great Job, Nice Pics.
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Christian Quarm, Mon, 19 Sep 2005 3:40AM
I learned of this site through Joe it gave me 'get up and go'. Great Photos - Inspirational Stuff.
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Steve Hall, Sat, 16 Apr 2005 3:02PM
Your dad and I were next door neighbors in Palm Desert this winter.  When he sent me his Recollection of the Desert 2005, he also sent me your web site which I have just begun to browse.  One image that really caught my eye was the lightning bolt.  We spent 10 years in Nebraska and now live in Oklahoma so we occasionally see images like this one but never captured on film.  I really look forward to browsing through all your albums.  Bill
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Bill Hemann, Sun, 3 Apr 2005 10:36AM
I am enjoying your photos very much, you must really like what you do. And this trip had to be a blast!
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Eleanor, Wed, 16 Feb 2005 5:05PM
 
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