May Truong is a photographer and visual artist who lives in Toronto. She is small and tough, and possesses excellent karma and an enviable lipstick collection. May likes: wine, traveling, and Sriracha hot sauce. And she especially likes collaborating with friends and peers. May is the photo editor at PERFECTOMag.com, an online fashion and lifestyle magazine that celebrates the moods and muses of a vibrant, fast-changing city. The bold, romantic visual palettes and eccentric interactive treatments May dreams up for PERFECTO build on her decade-long career as a commercial photographer.
Best known for her dynamic portraits of musicians, artists, and other public personalities, May is an addict for the excitement and challenge of collaborating with different people and their ideas. The end result – “the perfect shot” – is a careful balance of vision, expression and trust. It’s about winning your subject over, from camera-shy musicians to former politicians, to the clients who have a stake in the energy of a beautiful photograph. She believes in serendipity and patience, and this philosophy guides her in capturing the innate poise of a subject or scene.
May moves easily between editorial, creative, and corporate projects, thriving off of the unique needs and conditions of each environment. Whether its portraits for a CEO or pieces of her own art practice, The Outsiders Project, May’s eye for the natural idiosyncrasies of a subject is what links her photographs.
Aritzia, Arts and Crafts, Aveda Canada, Cadillac-Fairview, Corus Entertainment, PerfectoMag, Readers Digest, Flaunt Magazine, XXL Magazine, Vice Magazine, Bullet Media, Marie Claire Magazine, XLR8R, Exclaim, Xtra!, B-Insider, The Grid Magazine, Report on Business Magazine, Toronto Life Magazine, Canadian Business Magazine, Red Bull, Rethink Canada , Egg Farmers of Canada, Fools Gold, Big Data