In addition to his job as art director in an advertising agency, Roman Tripler is a passionate photographer in his spare time. His camera has never left his side since he was a child. It is particularly important to him to present his surroundings undistorted and as unaffected by external influences as possible. Portraits and long-term reportages are therefore a focal point of his work. With his series “Kopfsache” [Engl. A matter for the head] he won the portrait competition of the international photo fair PhotoPlus Expo in New York in 2017. The impressive headstands can be seen at this year’s Photokina in Cologne from 25-30 September 2018. In our conversation he tells us how the idea for the portrait series “Kopfsache” came about.