The Pilgrimage: The Hassidic Spiritual Voyage
The Pilgrimage follows the Hassidic celebrations in Lelow, Poland, where the Hassidim from all over the world gather to celebrate the death anniversary of David Biderman — the founder of the Hassidic Lelover dynasty. The reportage chronicles the 2020 commemorations. It provides the reader with a rare glimpse of the Hassidic culture and customs.
60 high-quality images, 50 of those exclusive.
Great documentary photography. ★★★★
Loved the intimate view of an otherwise inaccesible group of people. Would like to see more!
Abel_G - Mar 19, 2020, Apple Store Switzerland
The Red Market: Photographer's Journey to Macao’s Largest Meat Market
Vivid Vivisection ★★★★
Thomas Kast portrays a Chinese meat and fish wholesale market in this vivid photo essay. Kast while professing to be a vegan, doesn’t shy away in his portrayals of the art of butchery. This omnivorous eater and reader could literally smell the blood by the end of this book. It is a facsinating look at how animal food is processed and if you don’t mind seeing how the sausage is made you will love it.
Knohoho - Dec 5, 2019, Apple Store USA
A rare find. ★★★★★
An intriguing and thoughtfully guided look into a place and culture I normally would not get the chance to explore. The photographer's descriptions of their walk through the Red Market make the already vivid photos feel even more real.
JustinBoucher - Dec 15, 2019, Apple Store USA
FIVE STARS! ★★★★★
A fascinating glimpse behind doors that are usually closed to us. It felt like kind of a privilege to step into that world. It also felt kinda nice to be able to step out of it again, just for a breather! The book marries light and dark, bitter and sweet; it makes you THINK. At some points, my brain was telling me, "You shouldn't be looking at this"... But. I. Could. Not. Look. Away. It gets ALL THE STARS from me! Highly recommended!
Gen Puttay - Dec 15, 2019, Apple Store Switzerland
Fascinating photo essay about Macao’s Red Market ★★★★★
Gruelling but shockingly beautiful pictures of a rather dark place. Wittily commented by the author Thomas Kast.
laurarh.123 - Dec 10, 2019, Apple Store Switzerland
RED MARKET est un reportage photo fascinant d’un microcosme d'un pays peu connu, Macao, pour la plupart d’entre nous avec une teinte d’exotisme. THOMAS KAST, maître de son art, capture des moments bien cachés aux touristes et nous dessine des images ainsi que des émotions séduisantes, troublantes, captivantes, alertantes … un livre absolument à découvrir par tous les routards, les amis des nouvelles rencontres des peuples du monde, les amateurs de voyage … un MUST pour les gens d’esprit ouvert. Merci Thomas Kast !
Antje . Deutsch - 19 December 2019, Google Play
Practical Photography Interview, March 2020 issue
When curiosity got the better of strict vegetarian Thomas Kast, Macao’s ‘fresh food’ emporium proved a challenge on every level. Read more
Photo of the Year 2018: Wanderlust Competition
Wanderlust Magazine, winner in the People category:
“This shot has a wonderful sense of movement, with the other figures practically ‘flowing’ around the rabbi, who is positioned perfectly in the frame. A thoughtful, thought-provoking image with an almost painterly feel about it.”