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.


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.