We Were Born Before The Wind

by Henri Prestes


We are happy to present Henri Prestes’ first monograph We Were Born Before the Wind, an exploration of solitude and melancholy in the mysterious landscape of Portugal.

The photographs Prestes took of his hometown, roaming in the dark through small villages, mountains and desolate fields during the colder months of the year, create cinematic and intriguing scenes - there’s something ominous but also calming about the quietest hours captured by Prestes. 

There are also four limited edition prints available here.

About Henri Prestes

Henri Prestes is a Portuguese fine art photographer. His work focuses on capturing cinematic fleeting moments and exploring narratives of solitude and melancholy. He’s the Gold Cube Winner of the ADC Awards in 2021 with his Conceptual Series and the Bronze Cube Winner in 2022 and 2020. He’s had his work exhibited in the UK, US, Portugal and Spain.


  • Hardcover 
  • 230 x 280 mm
  • Two different paper stocks inside
  • 112 pages
  • 50 images

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