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My work career in visual media started in 1970 when I created RICHARD DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY following a College Photography Course in Blackpool , Lancashire , England .
My photography in my early years covered work across all of the following , Commercial Photography , Entertainment Industry Photography in Theatres , Wedding and Portrait Photography , Motor Sport
Photography of Formula One - Formula Two -Touring Cars....and Advertising Product Studio Photography .
I entered the World of Toy Photography in 1988 and added Children's Comics and Magazines to my work with the setting up of the TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIO BRAND in the following years , which
eventually became my operating media brand today of RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS .
Over the next thirty three years my work in the Toy Industry and Children's Comics Photographic Illustration was carried out under my TPD STUDIOS BRAND , across seven production studios of
different sizes at various times all based in and around Blackpool and Preston , Lancashire , England .
Today my Brand " RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS" , Photography , Miniature Set Production Design and Model Making is still designed and created in the north west of England , at a number of studio
locations where my current productions are based which I hire when studio space is required .
My visual media work has appeared over all these years across England , Europe , United States of America and around the world .
The two previous websites for RICHARD DIXON TOY PHOTO DESIGN and RICHARD DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY have been brought together under RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS with all my Toy Industry work since this
current site was created in 2016 to provide a showcase site for my work covering most of the last thirty five years .
This studio website has now received over 204,000 viewers , with over 2500 visitors to the site each month looking at the pages on the site of my latest work creations .
My Toy Industry Advertising work has featured across many leading products over the years.......
ACTION MAN - THE BRATZ - LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER - ZERO HOUR - G I JOE ACTION FORCE - MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE - MIGHTY MAX - JOHNNY QUEST - MEGA
FORCE - POWER RANGERS - GHOSTBUSTERS - NINJA TURTLES - M.A.S.K. - TRANSFORMERS - BUTT UGLY MARTIANS - JUNIPER JUNGLE - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - DANGER GIRLS - DIGIMON - POWER PUFF GIRLS
- QUAKE 2 - BETTY SPAGETTI - WARNER BROS LOONEY TOONS - ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THIEVES - DANGER GIRLS and lots more .
My Children's Media work has featured in the creation of fifteen photostory comics adventures for Hasbro's Action Man products using Supermation Photography techniques .
Selling over 700,000 copies of the Summer and Winter Specials for the Action Man Comic .
The studio also created over sixty cover shots for the monthly Action Man Comic , together with over two hundred poster pictures 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 , together with realistic photography of
Action Man for the Book Annuals published by PEDIGREE BOOKS .
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 Visual PhotoDesign work with my photography has appeared for the following Companies Products in Children's Comics and Newspapers / Magazines ......MARVEL COMICS UK , PANINI
COMICS UK , HASBRO TOYS UK , MATTEL TOYS UK , TOONTASTIC COMICS , CARTOON NETWORK COMIC , WARNER BROS LOONEY TOONS COMICs , BUTT UGLY MARTIANS COMIC , TRANSFORMERS COMIC , NINJA TURTLES COMIC , GEMMA
CARDS INTERNATIONAL , LUCKY BAG COMIC and PEDIGREE BOOKS ACTION MAN ANNUAL , THE BRATZ MAGAZINE for TITAN Magazines , FIRST LEISURE CORPORATION , EMI , The Blackpool Tower and Winter Gardens Company
, Blackpool's North and Central Piers....together with many more....
In 2012 - 2014 following on from my work with Marvel Comics UK , Action Man Photostory Specials , I started the development work to create my own new SUPERMATION PHOTOSTORIES CONCEPT for an
original story idea that would be made at my studio in Lancashire , England .
This new direction for my studio would be created over a six year period alongside my normal Toy Industry Advertising Product Photography .
The new concept would eventually move into SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS , following a pilot production photostory called SEASTAR ONE .
SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS....the video storybook promotional trailer is now available to view on YouTube ....I hope you will take a look....the storybook series is now released to purchase
on Amazon Kindle with the first storybook "STRANGE ENCOUNTER". Its a fully illustrated digital version in supermation retroart style images and a further two digital storybooks are now in production
to continue the series .
Later in the year SEASTAR 5 THE COMIC BOOK is being prepared for release.....contact the studio if you wish to express your interest in this new item currently being designed .
I have also entered the UK Film Industry for the first time in 2020 to design and create eight individual studio sized miniature spacecraft models for two new British Sci-Fi Feature Films
currently being produced by Simon Cox called "Of Infinite Worlds" .
As Production Designer Miniatures on these two movies I have finally achieved a childhood dream of one day working on feature films in the UK .
The movies are currently in production with live action filming and special effects work being carried out in England during 2022 and 2023 .
Preview images for some of these miniatures can now be viewed on this website .
Many new projects are coming along to the website through 2023 and into 2024....
......including " STAR ROCK ISLAND " my new children's fantasy storybook and SCI-FI Time and Space Adventure Series "STEAMBOAT JACK " .
Please keep watching the site to see more amazing images from my world of Supermation Images and Toy Industry Products Photography with Miniature Set Production Design from Richard Dixon's TPD
STUDIOS , based in the north west of Lancashire in England .
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A new fantasy children's series written and illustrated with supermation retroart images is now in production by Richard Dixon and his TPD STUDIOS Team.....preview images coming soon to the
The production is based at TPD STUDIOS , Lancashire , England with some supermation imagery also being filmed on the Island of Mauritius , in the Indian Ocean.....stay tuned its coming
Welcome to a preview image for " STEAMBOAT JACK "....
An ANIME Supermation Sci-fi Fantasy action adventure storybook series now in creation development .
Written and Created by Richard Dixon 2021 .
Based on my original television Animation Pilot story concept for BBC TELEVISION in 2021 this latest expanded version of the story has now moved forward into a full SUPERMATION RETROART IMAGES
SCI-FI FANTASY adventure storybook presentation release for 2024 .
More details and concept artwork on this new Anime Supermation fantasy sci-fi story will be released to the website in 2023 and 2024 .
A selection of images from this storybook production can be viewed on the "STEAMBOAT JACK" section on this website now......
PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON.....A SELECTION OF IMAGES TAKEN IN THE NINETEEN SEVENTIES AND EIGHTIES OF THE WORK OF GERRY ANDERSON.....I was asked to take a series of images by EMI / ITC for
promotional use of some of the miniatures and sets from some of Gerry Anderson's programmes....including Thunderbirds , UFO , Space 1999 , Joe 90 , The Secret Service and more....including a meeting
with Gerry Anderson in Blackpool .
The HAWK....Space Fighter / Interceptor....from Gerry Anderson's Space 1999 Tv Series....Original Space miniature photographed on a Richard Dixon Model Landscape in the early 1980's .
Image Below.....The original Moonbase Alpha Base model and moon landscape set....
Photography by Richard Dixon for ITC / EMI Exhibitions in the 1970's .
GERRY ANDERSON'S "THUNDERBIRDS"....
Original puppet , LADY PENELOPE
Original puppet , PARKER.....
THUNDERBIRDS TV SERIES .
The original puppet sized studio model of Lady Penelope's Rolls Royce from the 1960's TV Series .
Photography by Richard Dixon / EMI/ITC EXHIBITIONS .