TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIOS - RICHARD DIXON
             TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIOS - RICHARD DIXON 

WELCOME  TO  MY  HOME  PAGE  FOR  RICHARD  DIXON  TOY  PHOTO  DESIGN  

MAKING  TOYS  AND  MODELS  LOOK  GOOD  IN   PICTURES  FROM  1988  TO  THE  PRESENT  CREATED  IN  THE  NORTH  OF  ENGLAND

TOY  PHOTO  DESIGN  STUDIOS  UK........This is a showcase website which covers my visual work over the last fifty years in the photography business in supermation imagery for the Toy Industry , Children's Comics , Miniature Set Design for Advertising Photography and Films .

IMAGE ABOVE.....M.A.S.K.  BY  KENNER  TOYS  USA.....

 

Richard  Dixon's  TPD  STUDIOS........ 

MY  PRODUCTION  STUDIO  HAS  BEEN  BASED  IN  LANCASHIRE  , ENGLAND  FOR  THE  LAST  FIFTY YEARS ,  WITH  MY  CREATIVE  WORK  AREA  COVERING  THE  WHOLE  OF  THE  UNITED  KINGDOM .....

 

THE  CREATION  WORK  FOR  MY  VISUAL   SUPERMATION  STYLE  IMAGERY  IS  A  BLENDING  OF  TECHNIQUES  OF  IMAGE  DESIGN  USING  PHOTOGRAPHY  ,  ARTWORK  , MINIATURE  SET  DESIGN  CREATION ,  SPECIAL  EFFECTS  PHOTOGRAPHY  ,  ANIMATION  TECHNIQUES  DESIGN.....

JOINING  IT  ALL  TOGETHER  TO  COMPLETE  A  FULLY  DESIGNED  FINAL  IMAGE  FOR  PRESENTATION  OR  PUBLICATION .

 

WELCOME  TO  THE  WORLD  OF  SUPERMATION  STUDIO  TOY  PHOTOGRAPHY  ........

My work at Richard Dixon TPD STUDIOS in the north of England has featured  in  many  advertisements  for  these  leading  products  including .....

 

ACTION MAN  - BRATZ  - LARA CROFT  TOMB RAIDER -  ZERO HOUR  - G I JOE  ACTION FORCE - MIGHTY MAX  - JOHNNY QUEST  - MEGA FORCE  - M.A.S.K -  TRANSFORMERS  - POWER RANGERS  - BUTT UGLY MARTIANS - JUNIPER JUNGLE - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - DANGER GIRLS - DIGIMON - POWER PUFF GIRLS  - QUAKE 2  - BETTY SPAGETTI  - WARNER BROS LOONEY TOONS  and lots more .

 

With Hasbro's Action Man Products I also created fifteen photostory comics adventures using Supermation photography techniques .

Selling over 700,000 copies of the Summer and Winter Specials for the Action Man Comic .

My studio also created over sixty cover shots for the monthly Comic  and over two hundred poster pictures of Action Man during the eight years I worked for Marvel Comics UK / Panini Comics UK / Hasbro Toys UK .

 

In the Greetings Card Industry I created seven very successful supermation style Action Man Birthday Cards designs for the UK based Company GEMMA CARDS .

 

My Exhibition Photography Media Advertising work has featured in the promotions for Gerry Anderson's "SPACE CITY EXHIBITION" and also BBC Television's "DR WHO EXHIBITION" in Blackpool , Lancashire , England in the nineteen seventies .

 

The TPD Studio's  TOY INDUSTRY work with my photography has appeared for the following Companies in Children's Comics......MARVEL COMICS UK , PANINI COMICS UK , TOONTASTIC COMICS , CARTOON NETWORK COMIC , WARNER BROS LOONEY TOONS COMICs , BUTT UGLY MARTIANS COMIC , TRANSFORMERS COMIC , NINJA TURTLES COMIC , LUCKY BAG COMIC and PEDIGREE BOOKS ACTION MAN ANNUAL , THE BRATZ MAGAZINE for TITAN Magazines....together with many more....

 

My miniature supermation imagery has appeared in three editions of Infinity Magazine in the UK which has also been seen in the magazine across the USA .

 

The American website "ANIMATION WORLD" web site in Hollywood USA has shown a selection of my Supermation Imagery on SEASTAR 5  to its viewers.

Other websites across England have featured multiple images for my Toy Photography including the following....

BBC Radio Lancashire - Moonbase Central / Projectswordtoys.blogspot.com - Small Scale World blog.com .

 

My own website on Deviant Art . com at "actionman2929" - richard dixon tpd studios.co.uk  has a small selection of my work on "SEASTAR 5" and some other sci-fi imagery showing on a regular basis .

 

In 2020 I entered the UK Film Industry for the first time to design and create the miniature spacecraft models for a new British Sci-Fi Feature Film being produced by Simon Cox called "Of Infinite Worlds".

This exciting movie currently being created in England will once again show my modelwork visual designs to a world wide audience .

 

In 2021 Richard Dixon's TPD STUDIOS has a number of work projects which have started production and images will be appearing on the site over the next twelve months , SEASTAR 5 UNDERSEA EMPIRE.....PIRATES OF THE GALAXY.....MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS.....STEAMBOAT JACK.....

 

Please keep checking in with our studio latest news on the Home Page which is updated monthly .

 

If  you  wish  to  contact  the  studio  about  the  photography  and  projects  which  are  featured  on this  site , please  use  the  following  e/mail.....tpdnorthwest@outlook.com

RICHARD  DIXON  STUDIO  NEWS.....

The  Studio  Update  OCTOBER  2021.....................

News on my latest work , projects coming soon and some archive imagery from my past work.....I hope you enjoy your visit to my website....

The  studio  website  has  taken  over  142,000 viewers  since  2016.....and  in  September  this  year   over  3000 viewers  visited  the  site  looking  at  my  latest  images .

NEW  PRODUCTIONS  FOR  2022  AT  RICHARD  DIXON'S  TPD  STUDIOS.....

SEASTAR 5 .....UNDERSEA  EMPIRE .........

 

A new feature length photostory supermation adventure currently in production for a next year release ....preview images appearing on this website over the coming months....

This new production takes the Seastar 5 Adventures further into the undersea world of the 21st Century .....

"SEASTAR 5 UNDERSEA EMPIRE" IS AVAILABLE TO PUBLISHERS AND PRODUCERS ....

PLEASE CONTACT THE STUDIO FOR DETAILS .

PIRATES OF THE GALAXY

A new sci-fi style swashbuckling adventure created in a supermation style photostory adventure in deep space.....preview images now available on this news page for the first time.....arrives next year on the website....don't miss it !!

 

Pirate girl costumes and original supermation figure designs created in the Richard Dixon TPD STUDIOS , Lancashire , England 2019 .

 

"PIRATES OF THE GALAXY" IS AVAILABLE TO PUBLISHERS AND PRODUCERS....

PLEASE CONTACT THE STUDIO FOR DETAILS .

MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS.......

AND ITS SEQUEL  ....

MAGNUS JONES IN THE 25TH CENTURY .....

........arriving next year to this web site . 

Two photostory supermation adventures covering the first two episodes for a series format are currently being filmed at TPD STUDIOS in the north west of England . Preview images are available to be viewed on this web site and the Home Page below......

THE ADVENTURES OF MAGNUS JONES SUPERMATION STORIES ARE AVAILABLE TO PUBLISHERS AND PRODUCERS....PLEASE CONTACT THE STUDIO FOR DETAILS .

 " STEAMBOAT  JACK "

A new original Children's action adventure story concept , fully illustrated by Richard Dixon arrives next year to the website with a set of preview images .

 

A production brochure will be available in the early part of next year around April.....keep watching the website for updates on production .

 

 

"  STEAMBOAT  JACK  "  WILL  BE  AVAILABLE  TO  PUBLISHERS  AND  PRODUCERS  NEXT  YEAR.....

More Supermation Images coming very soon to the website......stay tuned to see the latest from Richard Dixon's TPD STUDIOS....

 

 

" FROM  THE  ARCHIVES ......"

GERRY  ANDERSONS  SPACE  CITY  EXHIBITION  BLACKPOOL  1977 - 1980

Archive images from Gerry Anderson Exhibitions in Blackpool from 1977 -1980 / EMI - ITC- Gerry Anderson Marketing .

Photography by Richard Dixon Photography Studio - Blackpool Lancashire 1970 - 1980 .

 

Back in the nineteen seventies and eighties I photographed both Gerry Anderson Exhibitions which were staged in Blackpool , Lancashire .

I took over sixty images during that time for publicity purposes for the exhibitions management .

Some of those images are shown here for the first time since those days .

INTERGALACTIC  RESCUE  CONTROL  ROOM  SET  -  JIFF  FRUITS  CINEMA  COMMERCIAL  -  RELEASED WITH  FEATURE  FILM  "STAR  WARS "  ON  ITS  FIRST  CINEMA  RUN  IN  THE  UK.....

 

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" INTERGALACTIC  RESCUE  -  CONTROL  ROOM  FEMALE  OFFICER " .

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INTERGALACTIC  RESCUE   OPERATIONS  CONTROL  OFFICER - JIFF  FRUITS  CINEMA  COMMERCIAL .

ORIGINAL  LADY  PENELOPE  PUPPET  FROM  TV  SERIES  " THUNDERBIRDS " .

 

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SKY  ONE .....FROM  GERRY  ANDERSON'S  "UFO"  TV  SERIES.....THE  ORIGINAL  STUDIO  MODEL......

 

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FAB 1 LADY PENELOPE'S ROLLS ROYCE CAR.......

This is the puppet sized vehicle created for filming in the studio for the TV Series "  Thunderbirds ".

 

Image below....

"Starcruiser " The original studio model created by legendary model maker Martin Bower for a proposed TV Series that Gerry Anderson planned to make after the series SPACE 1999 .

The series was never made but the model design appeared in a children's model kit range from Airfix Construction Kits , together with three other proposed miniatures from the series .

" MOONBASE  ALPHA "  ORIGINAL  STUDIO  MODEL  SET  FROM  GERRY  ANDERSON'S  SPACE 1999  TV SERIES .

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THE  HAWK  SPACE  FIGHTER  ,  FROM  GERRY  ANDERSON'S  SPACE  1999 .

ORIGINAL  STUDIO  MINIATURE .

THIS  MINIATURE  DISPLAY  SET  DESIGNED  AND  BUILT  BY  RICHARD  DIXON  PHOTOGRAPHY .

MORE  GERRY  ANDERSON  IMAGERY  FROM  RICHARD  DIXON  PHOTOGRAPHY  COMING  VERY  SOON  TO  THIS  WEB  SITE......

PLEASE  KEEP  WATCHING  RICHARD  DIXON'S  STUDIO  NEWS  PAGE  ON  THIS  WEB  SITE.....

 

2020 - 2021 FILM  PRODUCER  SIMON  COX   STARTS  WORK  ON  SCIENCE  FICTION  FEATURE  FILM  " OF  INFINITE  WORLDS " .

RICHARD  DIXON  TPD  STUDIOS  UK  VISUAL  PRODUCTION  DESIGNER  MINIATURES  ON FEATURE  FILM  " OF  INFINITE  WORLDS "

      THE  MONTANA  SPACE  SHUTTLE  CRAFT

" OF INFINITE WORLDS "

ABOVE  AND  BELOW  IMAGES  

THE  SPACE  SHUTTLE  CRAFT  " MONTANA "

ORIGINAL  CONCEPT  DESIGN  AND  MODEL  BUILD  BY  RICHARD  DIXON  TPD  STUDIOS  UK   2020 .

" OF INFINITE WORLDS"

THE  SPACE  SUPPLY  PLATFORM  SHIP " SARATOGA ''.

THE  STUDIO  SIZED  MINIATURE  CONCEPT  DESIGN  AND  MODEL  BUILD  BY  RICHARD  DIXON  TPD  STUDIOS  UK   2020 .

More  images  from  " OF  INFINITE  WORLDS " coming  soon.......

 

RICHARD  DIXON  PRESS  ARTICLE  22 SEPTEMBER  2021  BLACKPOOL  EVENING GAZETTE  NEWSPAPER.....ALSO  APPEARED  ON THE  EVENING  GAZETTE  FACEBOOK  NEWS  WEBSITE.....

PREVIEW  2021

SEASTAR 5  INVADERS  FROM  THE  ABYSS....      A  RICHARD  DIXON  PRODUCTION

The  ultimate  children's  undersea  sci-fi  supermation  adventure  photostory  series  from  Richard  Dixons  TPD STUDIOS.....See  all  twelve episodes  from  Series  One.....Check  out  the  site map  menu  at  the  bottom  of  this  page.....

RICHARD  DIXON'S  SEASTAR 5  INVADERS  FROM  THE  ABYSS.....

 

Adventures of a super submarine and her crew of Aquanauts in the undersea world of the 21st Century......Illustrated in Supermation Imagery.....the concept format is created using miniatures , stop motion photography techniques and photo CGI effects in an original Photostory format , written and designed by visual storyteller Richard Dixon .

 

The production of twelve episodes in a photo story format was created to show the visual story possibilities of a story idea that could be developed into a full style production in animation , picture book or a film format .

Its a fully illustrated script concept.....with miniatures all built and original character figures created.

 

The web project was created to show Richard Dixon's studios design and creative abilities on a large multi style project .

Twelve full episodes of the photo story concept from Series One of SEASTAR 5 can now be viewed on this web site....please check out the " site menu " at the bottom of this page to access the undersea adventures .

 

If you would like more information on this series please get in touch with us at the studio in England if you wish to talk about the production in more detail .

 

The Children's Photo Story Series has received two articles in UK Magazine "INFINITY".....

and also featured on the magazine's  web site.....

 

Its appeared on BBC Radio Lancashire web site together with over twenty other web sites including "ANIMATION WORLD " a leading web site in Hollywood USA .

 

In 2022 a sequel feature length photostory production " SEASTAR 5 UNDERSEA  EMPIRE " is due for release with previews on the web site appearing over the coming months  .

 

THE ADVENTURES OF SEASTAR 5 ARE AVAILABLE TO PUBLISHERS AND PRODUCERS.....

PLEASE CONTACT THE STUDIO FOR DETAILS AND A PRODUCTION GUIDE BROCHURE TO THE SERIES .

NEW  SPECIAL  ADVANCE  PREVIEW  IMAGES....

SEASTAR 5  UNDERSEA  EMPIRE  ARRIVES  2022

THE  SEQUEL  TO  THE  SEASTAR 5  INVADERS  FROM  THE  ABYSS  PHOTOSTORY  SERIES  BEGINS  PRODUCTION  IN  THE  UK....

A  NEW  FEATURE  LENGTH  ADVENTURE  STORY  STARTS  PRODUCTION  FOR  A  RELEASE  IN  SUMMER  2022....PREVIEWS  SHOWING  ON  THE  WEBSITE  OVER  THE  COMING  MONTHS....

 

THIS  PRODUCTION  IS  AVAILABLE  TO  PUBLISHERS  AND  PRODUCERS.....PLEASE  CONTACT  THE  STUDIO  FOR  MORE  DETAILS....

MAGNUS  JONES  AND  THE  STARJET  RANGERS.....

MAGNUS  JONES  IN  THE  25TH  CENTURY

My latest photo story series creation for the adventures of MAGNUS JONES is currently in production with the first two episodes of the series being filmed together for release next year on the web . Preview images from both episodes will appear on the website over the coming months....

We begin in the near future.....the place is NEW YORK  MEGA  ISLAND  CITY....

THE  YEAR  IS  2060.....

MAGNUS  JONES

NEW  YORK  POLICE  OFFICER

HE  WENT  TO  ANSWER  AN  EMERGENCY  CALL

HIS  DAY  ENDED  IN  A  GALAXY  FAR  AWAY

ACROSS  THE  UNIVERSE.....

THE  PLANET  DUNARIA  IN  A  DISTANT  GALAXY  RECEIVES   ITS  FIRST  VISITOR  FROM  EARTH'S  21ST  CENTURY  .....MAGNUS  JONES.....A  POLICE  OFFICER  FROM  NEW  YORK  MEGA  ISLAND  CITY.....FINDS  HIMSELF  AS  A  STRANGER  IN  AN  ALIEN  WORLD  WITH  A  DRAMATIC  STORY  TURNING  INTO  CONFLICT  ON  A  GRAND  SCALE  ACROSS  THE  PLANET'S  SURFACE .....

A   DESERT   ROCKY   WORLD   WHERE   DR  ANUBER'S   HYPER   WARPER   CRUISER   BRINGS   A   NEW   YORK   CITY   POLICE   OFFICER   ,  CAPTURED   IN  A   ROBBERY   TO   HIS   MOUNTAIN   FORTRESS   ON   THE   PLANET   DUNARIA  . 

 

MAGNUS  JONES  ARRIVES  ON  AN  ALIEN  WORLD  LIKE  NOTHING  HE  COULD  HAVE  IMAGINED .

 

ACROSS  SPACE  ON  THE  OTHER  SIDE  OF  THE  UNIVERSE.....

A  LAWMAN  FROM  EARTH  IN  A  STRANGE  LAND .

 

HE  WILL  LOOK  FOR   A  WAY  HOME  FROM  THIS  DISTANT  PLANET   .

THE  JOURNEY  WILL  NOT  BE  AN  EASY  ONE  TO  MAKE  .

 

A  MEGA  INTERGALACTIC  WAR  IS  HAPPENING  AROUND  THIS  GALAXY  ON  ALL  SIDES  .....

AND  THE  INHABITANTS  OF  DUNARIA  DO  NOT  LIKE  STRANGERS  IN  THEIR  WORLD .

 

THIS IS........   MAGNUS  JONES  AND  THE  STARJET  RANGERS

A  SCI-FI  SPACE  PHOTOSTORY  ADVENTURE  SERIES  ON  THE  PLANET  DUNARIA

WITH  A  FUTURE  LAWMAN'S  FANTASTIC  JOURNEY  ON  THE  OTHER  SIDE  OF  THE  UNIVERSE ....

 

MORE  IMAGES  ARRIVING  SOON  TO  THE  WEBSITE ....DON'T  MISS  IT !!!

 

THE  PICTURE  STORY  BOOK  IS  BEING  RELEASED  NEXT  YEAR.....

IT  WILL  BE  AVAILABLE  FROM  THE  STUDIO  BY  MAIL  ORDER  FOR  DESPATCH  .

 

A RICHARD DIXON PRODUCTION

TPD STUDIOS UK ....2021.

 

MAGNUS  JONES  AND  THE  STARJET  RANGERS  SLIDESHOW.....

ENTER  OUR  NEW  PRODUCTION  TO  SEE  THE  LATEST  IMAGES .....

ALL  CREATED  BY  PRODUCTION  MINIATURE  SPECIALIST  DESIGNER  RICHARD  DIXON ......

 

A  JOURNEY  THROUGH  MY  CREATIVE  IMAGINATION  ARCHIVES  FROM  1988  TO  THE  PRESENT  AND  BEYOND.....

From the archives of Richard Dixon Photography and  Toy Photo Design Studio - Richard Dixon TPD STUDIOS 

 

ALL  OF  THE  FOLLOWING  PRODUCTS  HAVE  FOUND  THEIR  WAY  THROUGH  MY  STUDIO  DOORS ON  TO  MINIATURE  MODEL  SETS  WITH  PHOTOGRAPHY  AND  SET  DESIGN  BY  MYSELF......

 

I  HOPE  YOU  LIKE  THESE  VIEWS  THROUGH  MY  ARCHIVES  OF  CREATIVE  WORK .

MASK - KENNER TOYS UK

ZERO HOUR - BLUEBIRD TOYS - MATTEL TOYS USA

ACTION FORCE - GI JOE - HASBRO TOYS UK

MIGHTY MAX - BLUEBIRD TOYS UK

ACTION MAN - PANINI COMICS UK - HASBRO TOYS - PEDIGREE BOOKS - GEMMA CARDS......

 

WORKING  WITH  THE  ACTION  MAN  RANGE

RICHARD  DIXON  CREATED  OVER  SIXTY  COVER  IMAGES  FOR  ACTION  MAN  COMIC  AND  FIFTEEN PHOTOSTORY  ADVENTURES  FOR  ACTION  MAN  OVER  AN  EIGHT  YEAR  PERIOD  WITH  MARVEL COMICS  UK  /  PANINI  COMICS  UK .

MY  WORK  WITH  ACTION  MAN  TOY  RANGE  FOR  HASBRO  TOYS  ALSO  INCLUDED  ANNUAL COVERS  FOR  PEDIGREE  BOOKS  AND  A  SEVEN  CARD  RANGE  OF  GREETINGS  CARDS  FOR  GEMMA CARDS  DURING  MY  TIME  WORKING  ON  THE  PRODUCT .

 

TRANSFORMERS - PANINI UK - HASBRO TOYS UK

MASTERS  OF  THE  UNIVERSE ...TOONTASTIC  COMICS  AND  MATTEL  TOYS  UK.....

LARA  CROFT  TOMB  RAIDER  - PANINI  COMICS - PLAYMATES  TOYS

POWER  RANGERS - BANDAI UK - TOONTASTIC COMICS

THE  BRATZ - TITAN  MAGAZINES - MGA USA

RICHARD  DIXON'S  SINBAD  GOLD  RAIDER HEROES  PHOTOSTORY  ADVENTURE  IN SUPERMATION  DIGITAL.....

SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES

A Children's Photo Story Book of the Adventures of Sinbad has been created using our supermation style of presentation .  

Please contact the studio for more information on the release of this new children's book in the UK and USA  .

 

SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES....A RICHARD DIXON SUPERMATION PRODUCTION .

 

Produced and Created by Richard Dixon in Supermation Digital Photography....

Design and Animation by Richard Dixon....

 

Special Digital Photo - Effects by Paul Bradley - BLACKPOOL  LANCASHIRE .

 

Flying Reptile Creature Stop Motion Model by Peter Montgomery - Helensburgh Scotland .

 

Sinbad Gold Raider Heroes Produced at TPD STUDIOS LANCASHIRE UK .

On Location Photography Glen Finnan Valley Scotland .

 

 

 

WELL  THAT'S  IT  ON  THE  LATEST  FROM  THE  STUDIO  HOME  PAGE.....

 

PLEASE  COME  BACK  TO  THE  SITE  NEXT  MONTH  FOR  AMAZING  SUPERMATION  IMAGERY  ARRIVING  ON  THE  SITE  VERY  SOON....

 

I  HOPE  YOU  HAVE  ENJOYED  YOUR  VISIT  TO  THIS  HOME  PAGE  AND  THE  PREVIEWS  OF  MY  WORK  ON  THE  WEBSITE .

IF  YOU  HAVE  MORE  TIME  PLEASE  VISIT  THE  OTHER  SECTIONS  OF  THE  SITE  TO  SEE  MORE  OF  MY  IMAGINATION  AT  WORK.....

 

                                                   THANK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  VISIT  TO  MY  SITE....

 

 

 

                                        " YOU  ARE  ONLY  AS  GOOD  AS  YOUR  NEXT  CREATION.....

                                              MY  NEXT  NEW  IDEAS  ARE  COMING  ALONG  VERY  SOON .

 

                                            I  MAY  LOOK  BACK  TO  MY  ROOTS  FOR  INSPIRATION ,

                                                           BUT  MY  HEAD  TURNS  TO  THE  FUTURE , 

                                                             THATS  WHERE  I'M  GOING  NOW......"

 

RICHARD DIXON

TPD STUDIOS

LANCASHIRE 

ENGLAND .

 

EMAIL  ADDRESS  FOR  CONTACT ....tpdnorthwest@outlook.com