Sam McGuire


Paragon Books is excited to present the debut photobook by leading LGBTQ+ skate photographer Sam McGuire.

Hi Babe, It’s Me. You. is Sam’s affirming and personal visual journey documenting life on the road, identity, and self-discovery as one of skate photography’s next generation


Sam McGuire grew up on a farm in Waterloo, IA. Farm life wasn’t so bad, he had a barn filled with ramps for him and his friends to skateboard in, but he longed to see all the exotic locations in the magazines he read as a kid. So one day, he packed his things and left.

He spent the next 10 years traveling the world shooting around the worlds top professional skaters for brands like Nike, Adidas and Converse.

In 2014 Sam came out and since then has worked as a Queer advocate working closely to help brands become more fabulous and inclusive.