Jan Cylwik returned to photography after a City career. He has recently exhibited in group shows organised by London Independent Photography and Photofusion, and had an image featured in the University of Westminster Graduate Showcase 2016.
A Polish name and the last vestige of a Black Country accent, provide a hint that Jan comes from a family riven for half a century by the iron curtain. In Lost Futures Jan has fashioned a unique way of looking back at the social tectonics of ideologies and our desire to hold onto their promised futures. The spectres of ideologies appear out of their time as nostalgia for ideas, images, and ideals of a past age which now grate and creek against the joints of the present. Spectres are what one imagines, what one thinks one sees and projects on an imaginary blank screen when there is nothing to see.
 Sprod, Liam. “Against all ends: hauntology, aesthetics, ontology”, 3am Magazine, www.3ammagazine/3am/against-all-ends-hauntology-aesthetics-ontology/
 Derrida, Jacques. Spectres of Marx, London, Routledge, 1994, pp96-105