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Mr. Mort

Interview

What is your ideal office?

 

My ideal office is spacious, no walls, with a beautiful view of birds, well heeled men, grass, flowers, noisy cars, buses and lots of busy people going to and fro. My office is the streets and sidewalks of the world over. That’s where I get my best work done.

 

What is an object that has made a remarkable impression on you?

 

The new camera I’ve been using. It has WiFi, which allows me to post in real time. It’s changed the way I work.

 

What was the last profound experience you shared?

 

I recently took a photograph of a woman. She was an MTA train conductor, driving the 6 train. She had the most beautiful smile. I shared the picture of her on Instagram, and her daughter was @ mentioned. It made her day. I love making people smile.

 

How do you live an uncommon life?

 

I live a very common life. I practically put normcore back on the map. While I may be uncommon in most circles, I remain common.

 

What is your greatest mistake thus far?

 

I haven’t made any great mistakes, just many minor ones. In fact, I wore the wrong shade of belt the other day. It threw me off every time I looked down.

 

What can Judaism teach us about style?

 

To me it taught a sense of uniform, but also pride. Pride in what I wear and to be proud from the inside...to be pious with your dress.

 

Who do you love?

 

Bo Diddley or YG? I love my fiancée and I love family. My parents, two older sisters, three younger brothers and my sixteen nieces and nephews. I love my friends, too.

 

You’re in a jail cell—how’d you end up here, man?

 

Looks killed?

 

When’s the closest you’ve been to death?

 

When I walked out the front door this a.m. Every day is a blessed day, don’t know where it will take me.

 

Say there’s a God—what does he wear to work?

 

Oh, g-d works. I think he’s like me and Ralph though, Ralph says “whoever I want to be when I wake up.”

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