Sam McGuire spent his younger years on a farm in his hometown of 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. He wanted to see the world, and the world wasn’t on the farm. So one day, he packed his things and left.

He spent the next 10 years travelling the world shooting around the worlds top professional skaters for brands like Nike, Adidas and Converse before transitioning into shooting more commercially.

In 2014 Sam came out and since then has worked as a Queer advocate working closely to help brands become more fabulous and inclusive. He’s disarming and mischievously funny, his positivity takes people off their guard during shoots. Sam inspires authenticity and is able to bring out people’s most honest self. His keen eye and vibrant style help bring the color, energy and emotion of any situation.

These days, he lives in Los Angeles, CA and still spends as much time as he can on the road—to date he’s shot in over 65 countries for various commercial and editorial clients.


Los Angeles / NYC / London

Represented by:
Emily Heller
Jellybean Partners

Select Clients:
Nike, Gatorade, Red Bull, ESPN, Adidas, Converse, Dropbox, Vans, Harley Davidson, Bentley, The North Face, Condé Naste