These photographs of Split Three in Croatia were taken over the course of two days while working. Split Three is a monument to what has become to be known as the brutalist architecture of Yugoslavia. Originally built in the 1970s, Split Three is now a lower-class housing development. It was designed by the architects Dinko Kovačić and Mihajlo Zorić. It stands in stark contrast to the old city of Split, which is a 4th-century Roman villa once the seat of the Holy Roman Empire under Diocletian. Here though, are the signs of poverty and neglect. Doors that lead into the buildings are graffiti-covered, dirty, and broken. Our base camp was the 50s themed Kaffee Bar that was so full of cigarette smoke that it was hard to stay in there for more than a few minutes.
Split Three at Night
The photographs of Split Three at night show the stark, harsh lighting that adds to the feeling of looking at a movie set. The street is illuminated by fixtures that have solid glowing spheres, and the main thoroughfare is unlit except by ambient light.