About us



We are a tiny independent retailer that specialises in photographic processes, be they traditional (film and darkroom) or photographic inkjet papers or even alternative processes that bridge the gap between photography, art and craft.
We pride ourselves on being users, not mere retailers and are very enthusiastic about processes and experimentation.

RK Photographic was founded over 25 years ago by Roy Knichel and his father Frank, who together have over 80 years’ experience in the darkroom business.
In 2018 Roy retired and it became RK Photo Ltd.

If you'd like to place an order, please try and place the order before 2pm, and we will endeavour to get the parcel out on the same day. If you'd simply like some advice, please give us a call on 01707 643953 or email us on verene@thedarkroom.co.uk. 

We would be delighted to answer any of your photographic, process or darkroom queries.

Our VAT number is 286743656
All of our prices shown include VAT at the standard rate of 20%