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

IMAGE / SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS / CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON .

 

 

A  WORLD  OF  MINIATURE  SUPERMATION  PHOTOGRAPHY  AND  DESIGN  FROM   RICHARD  DIXON'S  TOY  PHOTO  DESIGN  STUDIOS.....

WE  MAKE  TOYS  AND  MODELS  LOOK  GOOD   IN  PICTURES 

" THE  BRATZ  " FROM  MGA  TOYS  USA.....

HALLOWEEN  HAUNTED  HOUSE  MODEL  SET 

CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON .

TITAN  PUBLISHING  -  BRATZ  MAGAZINE .

WELCOME  TO  THE  STUDIO  HOME  PAGE

THIS  IS  A  SHOWCASE  WEBSITE  OF  RICHARD  DIXON'S  TOY  PHOTO  DESIGN  STUDIO'S  WORK  IN  THE  TOY  INDUSTRY  AND  CHILDREN'S  COMICS  FROM  1988  TO  THE  PRESENT  DAY......

THE  WEB  SITE  NOW  RECEIVES  OVER  2000  VISITORS  EACH  MONTH.....

THANK  YOU  FOR  LOOKING  IN  ON  MY  WEBSITE..... I  APPRECIATE  YOUR  INTEREST   IN  MY  WORK.....ENJOY  YOUR  VISIT .

MAGNUS JONES STARJET RANGERS 

TPD STUDIOS PRODUCTION 2021

" THE BRATZ " PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON / TITAN MAGAZINE PUBLISHING - UK .

PHOTOGRAPHY  OF  TOYS  AND  MINIATURES    

IN  ADVERTISING  AND  MARKETING

 

RICHARD  DIXON'S  TOY  PHOTO  DESIGN  STUDIO......

 

WE  MAKE  TOYS  AND  A  WHOLE  LOT  MORE  LOOK  GOOD  IN  PICTURES.....

 

MINIATURE  PRODUCTION  DESIGN  FOR  PHOTOGRAPHY  ,  FILM  AND  MAGAZINES .....

 

MY   PRODUCTION   WORK   HAS   APPEARED   IN   THE   PROMOTION   OF   TOY   INDUSTRY   PRODUCTS  AND  CHILDREN'S   PUBLISHING   PROJECTS   OVER   THE   LAST   THIRTY   THREE  YEARS....

 

ON  THIS  WEB  SITE  YOU  WILL  FIND  MANY  IMAGES  THAT  I  HAVE  DESIGNED  AND  CREATED THROUGHOUT  MY  CAREER  IN  THE  STUDIO  AND  ON  LOCATION .

 

CHILDREN'S  SUPERMATION  CREATIONS  IN  DIMENSIONAL  PHOTOSTORY  DESIGN  IN  MAGAZINES  AND  ON  THE  WEB.....

ACTION MAN PHOTO STORY MAGAZINE SPECIALS.....

Fifteen Photo Story Supermation Adventures selling over 700,000 magazines for Marvel Comics UK / Panini Comics UK .

 

Over sixty photo action full colour covers for Action Man Comic.....

Dozens of full page posters and competition pages created for Action Man Comic.....

 

A best selling Action Man Greetings Card Range for Gemma Cards .

With individual colour supermation Action Man figures in seven scenes .

 

Pedigree Books Action Man Annual Covers and Posters Photography .

 

 

SEASTAR 5  INVADERS  FROM  THE  ABYSS.....

A web comic supermation action photo story style , twelve episode series with over 125,000 viewers .

A sci-fi story of incredible adventure from the bottom of the sea .

SEASTAR 5 is available to Publishers in the UK and USA .

Please contact the studio for more details 

at our email address....tpdnorthwest@outlook.com

 

SINBAD  GOLD  RAIDER  HEROES.....

A new re-imagined short photo story adventure created in a supermation style based on the old Arabian Knights Tale of "Sinbad the Sailor" .

A picture book release of the story may be produced for sale from the studio later in the year .

Preview images from the story now on show on the web site .

This adventure childrens story in supermation imagery is currently available to Publishers , please contact us for more details at ....tpdnorthwest@outlook.com 

 

 

NEW.....Arriving in 2021.....

MAGNUS  JONES  STARJET  RANGERS......

A new serialized type of sci-fi action adventure storytelling for todays children .

 

The concept production will be a fully illustrated supermation photo story with digital imagery format which is set on a future Earth in a Mega Island New York City.....

Before the adventure story moves forward to the other side of space beyond ' Orions Belt '....

In a distant Galaxy where a New York Police Officer called Magnus Jones will join the Starjet Rangers Command and find himself as a stranger in a strange land .

 

A new Lawman on an alien world with no known way back to his own planet and time .

 

Our adventure begins....

This is MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS......

 

A RICHARD DIXON SUPERMATION PRODUCTION .

 

The first episode  arrives on this web site later in the year .

 

Preview images are available to view on the Home Page and also now on the dedicated page " MAGNUS  JONES  STARJET  RANGERS ' on the site menu .

More preview images will be appearing soon .

 

If you wish to have more details on my latest story adventure ....please just get in touch with the studio by my email address below .

To contact Richard Dixon.....

Please email me at the studio.....tpdnorthwest@outlook.com.....

 

 

 

 

FILM  PRODUCTION  MINIATURE  DESIGN  FROM  RICHARD  DIXON'S  TPD  STUDIOS  UK

RICHARD  DIXON  BEGINS  THE  CREATION  OF  MODEL  STUDIO  MINIATURES  ON  A  NEW  SCIENCE  FICTION  FEATURE  FILM  IN  ENGLAND  " OF  INFINITE  WORLDS "  .

The first miniatures can now be seen on the YouTube Channel . UK Producer Simon Cox's Podcast ' Day Two' .....Copy and paste the following link....... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE9jsOIRu9s

CONCEPT  ART  PRODUCTION  POSTER  FOR  SIMON  COX'S  FEATURE  FILM  IN  PRODUCTION  IN  ENGLAND  "  OF  INFINITE  WORLDS   " .

 

*   TO  SUPPORT  THE  MAKING  OF  THE  MOVIE  AND  RECEIVE  YOUR  NAME  ON  THE  CREDITS  OF THE  MOVIE  - PLEASE  CHECK  OUT  THE  WEBSITE  FOR  -  " OF  INFINITE  WORLDS "  FOR INFORMATION  ON  HOW  YOU  CAN  HELP  THE  PRODUCTION  OF  THIS  NEW  UK  BASED  FEATURE  FILM  *

 

https://www.ofinfiniteworlds.com

STUDIO IMAGE

 "OF INFINITE WORLDS "

BEHIND  THE  SCENES  IN  A  UK  MOVIE  STUDIO  -  WATFORD  ENGLAND  2020 .

The mothership " Victorious " being filmed in the studio for motion control effects sequences .

This image copywrite 2020 Simon Cox  Alpha Star Productions - " OF  INFINITE  WORLDS " all rights reserved .

 

Model miniature designed and created by Richard Dixon TPD STUDIOS - Lancashire , England .

 

Richard Dixon Model Miniatures Production Designer on " Of Infinite Worlds  " 2020 - 2021 .

 

 

 

 

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS

RICHARD  DIXON'S  SCI-FI  CHILDREN'S  PHOTO STORY  ADVENTURE  SERIES  FROM  THE BOTTOM  OF  THE  SEA.....

THE  WEB  SERIES  WITH  OVER  125,000  VIEWERS.....ALL  TWELVE  EPISODES AVAILABLE  TO  VIEW  ON  THIS  WEB  SITE NOW.....

 

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS.....The adventures of a super submarine and her crew of Aquanauts in the undersea world of the 21st Century......Illustrated in Supermation Imagery.....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 with the story idea if developed into full production in animation , picture books or a film format .

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

.......a full production concept now available for interested companies to take further .

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

 

The production of  SEASTAR 5  INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS has now received over 125,000 viewers since the first completed episodes were released for public viewing in 2016 .

 

All twelve episodes can be seen on this web site , fully photo illustrated......just check out the menu site map at the bottom of the page .

 

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 .

 

SEASTAR 5  PRODUCTION  CREDITS.....

 

PRODUCED  AND  CREATED  BY  RICHARD  DIXON

 

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

 

RICHARD  DIXON  -  LANCASHIRE  ENGLAND

CONNOR  MAGILL  -  NORTHERN  IRELAND

LEE  RICHARDSON  -  LANCASTER  ENGLAND 

AL  KENT  -  LANCASHIRE  ENGLAND

 

IMMORTAL  GRAPHICS  USA

 

FLYING  MONSTER  INSECT CREATION  BY  PETER  MONTGOMERY -  HELENSBURGH   SCOTLAND .

 

SEASTAR 5  MADE  AT  RICHARD  DIXON'S  TPD  STUDIOS  LANCASHIRE  UK 

LOCATION  PHOTOGRAPHY  -  MAURITIUS  /  INDIAN  OCEAN

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MY  LATEST  SCI-FI  SUPERMATION  CHILDREN'S  PHOTOSTORY  ADVENTURE  SERIES.... 

MAGNUS  JONES  

AND  THE  STARJET  RANGERS.....

Preview images in supermation digital photography all created by Richard Dixon TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIOS ENGLAND .

The first episode should release to the web site later in the year . The format of a photostory style of presentation will be fully used to present an action adventure serialized type of sci-fi storytelling in a series length production .

"  IN  SPACE  THE  RANGERS  ARE  THE  LAW  "

MAGNUS  JONES

NEW  YORK  POLICE  OFFICER

THE  YEAR  IS  2060AD

HE  WENT  TO  ANSWER  AN  EMERGENCY  CALL

HIS  DAY  ENDED  IN  A  GALAXY  FAR  AWAY

ACROSS  THE  UNIVERSE.....

ANUBARS  CASTLE  " DRAGON'S  KEEP "

MOUNTAIN  STRONGHOLD  ON  A  PLANET  ON  THE  OTHER  SIDE  OF  THE  UNIVERSE .

 

LARGE   STUDIO  MINIATURE   SET , BUILT  IN  THE  STUDIO .

 TOY  PHOTO  DESIGN  STUDIOS  LANCASHIRE  UK . 

 

MODEL  SET  DESIGN  AND  CONSTRUCTION  BY  MINIATURE  DESIGN  SPECIALIST  RICHARD  DIXON .

 

 

 

MAGNUS  JONES  STARJET  RANGERS  SLIDESHOW.....

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

THE  FIRST  EPISODE  FOR  MAGNUS  JONES  STARJET  RANGERS  IS  DUE  TO  BE  RELEASED  TO  THE  WEB  SITE  LATER  IN  THE  YEAR . 

 

CREATED  IN  SUPERMATION  DIGITAL  PHOTOGRAPHY  BRINGS  YOU  SCI-FI  ACTION  FROM  THE OTHER  SIDE  OF  THE  UNIVERSE  IN  A  PHOTO  STORY  ANIMATION  STYLE  FOR  THE  WEB.....

 

PLEASE  RE-VISIT  US  OVER  THE  COMING  MONTHS  TO  SEE  MORE  IMAGES  FROM  THIS  NEW  SERIALIZED  DIGITAL  ACTION  SCI-FI  SUPERMATION  SERIES....

 

All enquiries , brochure requests for " MAGNUS JONES STARJET RANGERS " should be made to the studio email address at tpdnorthwest@outlook.com 

 

THANK  YOU  FOR  LOOKING  IN  ON  MY  LATEST  PROJECT.....

Richard Dixon / TPD STUDIOS / Lancashire / England .

 

 

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A  JOURNEY  THROUGH  MY  CREATIVE  WORK ARCHIVES  FROM  1989  TO  THE  PRESENT  AND BEYOND..........

With any story ....there is a begining .

 

This is my story and the creation of Richard Dixon Toy Photo Design Studio .

 

My creative career in the UK Toy Industry and Children's Publishing really started when I decided to take my work into a completely new direction .

Following nineteen years of photography work which started in 1970 in the north west of England .

I worked on Portraits , Weddings , Theatre Entertainment Photography and General Advertising work for Trust House Forte - Entam Ltd - EMI - FIRST LEISURE CORPORATION - ODEON CINEMAS .

 

I made the move into the Toy Industry and Children's Comics in 1989 and began building my studio and Brand...TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIO in Lancashire , England .

 

This new direction for me over the next thirty three years would use my creative talents and imagination across many areas of the Toy Industry , Children's Publishing Projects and the Greetings Card Industry .

 

I have worked with many Companies over these years.....with big and small projects.....the list of the Companies and the Products are endless...many I don't remember now ....they were extremely busy times.......some of the work no longer exists in my archives.....but here are some of the highlights from those years .

 

Kenner Toys - Bluebird Toys - Hasbro Toys - Mattel Toys - Marvel Comics - Panini Comics - Titan Comics - MGA Toys USA  - Toontastic Comics - Cartoon Network Comic - Warner Bros Looney Toons - Gemma Cards - Pedigree Books  and many more......

 

In my early years I have also talked and presented my work to some of the great past creators of miniature work in the UK .

GERRY ANDERSON and RAY HARRYHAUSEN gave me good advice on the directions I should follow with my creative work when I talked with them in the early nineteen eighties .

 

I also received a lot of guidance from British TV Producer Mark Hall of Cosgrove Hall Productions who invited me to his studios in Manchester .

Mark took an interest in my early miniature photography creations and allowed me to visit the studios to see behind the scenes model set constructions being created , together with the puppet sequences being filmed for

" Wind in the Willows " , " Cinderella " ,  " Pied Piper of Hamlin ".

I also saw the cartoon productions of " Count Dukula and Danger Mouse " being made at the studios as well .

These visits I found very helpful and applied the knowledge that I learned from Mark and his people to my own creations in my early toy advertising work in the eighties and nineties . 

 

Along the way my work gradually improved using the model animation techniques that I had learned and now was applying to my work .

My first big presentation in the Toy Industry started in 1988 would see my photography illustrate M.A.S.K , the children's toy range from Kenner Toys . My images appeared in three newspaper articles in the north west of England .

These first "supermation images" were shown to Kenner Toys Marketing Director for the UK and Europe....and my new style of work was begining to be noticed as it stood out from other work with a realistic approach that had not been applied to toy photography to any great extent at the time .

 

MASK took me to Saachi and Saachi with a presentation of concept supermation toy work for " ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THIEVES " toy range based on the Kevin Costner Movie  .

The work for Robin Hood I had created looked impressive , but my style of presentation for the range for Europe did not go forward .

The American advertising for the product eventually being chosen to be used instead , because the budget which had been mostly used initially on launching in America would not cover a separate new campaign with my designs for the European market . 

 

I had to wait for the following year for my photography designs to make a breakthrough in the world of toy advertising .

The success I had worked for so long came on two fronts within weeks of each other .

Two of the biggest companies in the UK Toy Industry selected my work to advertise their campaigns .

 

BLUEBIRD TOYS " ZERO HOUR " and HASBRO TOYS " ACTION FORCE GI JOE " ranges would take my work to the top level . 

My work was now appearing across all UK Comics with advertisements , Trade Brochures and Model Exhibition Display sets at UK Toy Fairs during the months of November and December 1990 .

Into 1991 the success continued with the UK Toy Fair in London with a huge model set display for "ZERO HOUR TOYS" and more images in the Comics with advertisements . More Companies started taking my work style on board for their product advertising .

Production expanded across the country....TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIO was go !!

 

The breakthrough for me that I had searched for had started....

I did not start at the bottom of this industry , but was lucky to go in at the top  level with two very successful campaigns from the begining ....showing what I could achieve with realistic model supermation techniques for advertising imagery .

 

My new ways of doing toy advertising pictures had opened up a whole new career for me .

Over the following years some of the biggest toy brands have featured my work at some time ....Mighty Max ,....Masters of the Universe.....Power Rangers .....and then Marvel Comics / Panini Comics called me about working on Action Man with Hasbro Toys , this would take me on an eight year journey and provide me with a fantastic showcase for my work across England and internationally...

More Publishers started taking my work with Toontastic Comics , Cartoon Network Comic and Looney Toons Comic from Warner Bros and many more showing my visual creations .

 

Then "The Bratz" arrived in my studio from Titan Books Publishing in the UK......another six months production with the girl's brand from the USA with MGA Toys , giving me the opportunity to create another successful visual experience for toy photography images from my studio across the country .

 

My work life just got better and more enjoyable over the years.....and the rest is history as they say.....

 

My career has continued to this day in the Industry that has been a big part of my life over all those past years .

 

Since my early days some of the best products in the Toy Industry Business have passed through my studios over the years .

 

ACTION MAN - THE BRATZ - MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE - GI JOE ACTION FORCE - LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER - TRANSFORMERS - BUTT UGLY MARTIANS - POWER RANGERS - QUAKE 2 - MASK - MEGA FORCE - MANTA FORCE - MIGHTY MAX - BETTY SPAGHETTI - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - SPIDERMAN - DIGIMON .....and dozens more....

 

My Photo-Story Productions have now been released to join my Toy Industry work and Children's Publishing Projects on this site.

SEASTAR 5  a twelve episode story series with all episodes available to view on this web site has received over 125,000 viewers for this undersea adventure story concept since I first released the initial episodes here in 2016 .

 

The second production photo story release of my studio , SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES a re-style re-imagination of the old Arabian Knights stories also previews on this web site as well . This production was created with a full story with images and the intention is to possibly release a picture book in due course .

 

We now arrive in 2021 with my latest studio creative work with a new concept serialized sci-fi adventure photo story series .

" MAGNUS JONES STARJET RANGERS " first episode is currently in production with the first images now on view with the completed first story episode release later in the year .

 

I am also working on a new British Sci-Fi feature film called "Of Infinite Worlds" over the next months  with UK Producer Simon Cox as a Production Designer of sci-fi spacecraft miniatures for his film production .

Model miniature construction was started last year and will continue through the coming months of 2021 . 

 

I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my studio on line and view my work , please keep me on your radar as new pictures are added to the site on a regular basis .

 

If you wish to contact the studio please email me at.....tpdnorthwest@outlook.com

 

Richard Dixon 

TPD STUDIOS

LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND . 2021 .

 

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

 

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......

 

ACTION MAN.....RICHARD DIXON CREATED OVER SIXTY COVER IMAGES FOR ACTION MAN COMIC AND FIFTEEN PHOTO STORY ADVENTURES FOR ACTION MAN......

Annual Cover Images for Pedigree Books and a range of Action Man Greetings Card Imagery for Gemma Cards.....

 

TRANSFORMERS - PANINI UK - HASBRO TOYS UK

LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER - PANINI COMICS - PLAYMATES TOYS

POWER RANGERS - BANDAI UK - TOONTASTIC COMICS

MASTERS  OF  THE  UNIVERSE  -  MATTEL  UK - TOONTASTIC  COMICS

THE BRATZ - TITAN MAGAZINES - MGA USA

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

 

SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES.....

A Photo Story Book of the Adventures of Sinbad has been created using our supermation style of presentation for 2021....please contact the studio for more information .

 

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

 

THE  WORLD  OF  GERRY  ANDERSON  BLACKPOOL  EXHIBITION  PHOTOGRAPHY  BY  RICHARD  DIXON..... TPD  STUDIOS  UK .

LADY  PENELOPE  /  THUNDERBIRDS  TV  SERIES  /  ORIGINAL  PUPPET  MINIATURE .

SPACE  1999  /  MOONBASE  ALPHA   /  ORIGINAL  STUDIO  MODEL  SET

INTERGALACTIC  RESCUE  -  JIFF  FRUITS  CINEMA  COMMERCIAL  .

SHOWN  WITH  THE  FIRST  " STAR  WARS "  MOVIE  IN  CINEMAS  .  

ORIGINAL  MODEL  PUPPET  SET  FOR  FILM  COMMERCIAL .

GERRY ANDERSON'S "STARCRUISER "......

ORIGINAL  STUDIO  MODEL  BUILT  BY  UK  MODEL  DESIGNER  MARTIN  BOWER

PHOTOGRAPHY  BY  RICHARD  DIXON / IMAGE  COPYWRITE  GERRY  ANDERSON  MARKETING - EMI /ITC  GERR Y ANDERSON  EXHIBITIONS .

DELTA  BEACON  SPACE  STATION  -  ORIGINAL  STUDIO  MODEL  -  FROM  GERRY  ANDERSON'S  " INTO INFINITY  MOVIE .

FAB 1 ....LADY  PENELOPE'S  ROLLS  ROYCE  /  ORIGINAL  PUPPET  SIZED  VERSION 

THUNDERBIRDS  TV  SERIES .

 

IMAGE  BELOW  /  SPACE  1999  -  HAWK  SPACECRAFT  -  ORIGINAL  STUDIO  MODEL 

MODEL  SET  LANDSCAPE  DISPLAY  CREATED  BY  RICHARD  DIXON .

 

This  Home  Page  has  shown  some  of  my  creative  imagination at work  covering  the  last  thirty  three  years .

 

Across  the  web  site  you  can  explore  many  different  sections  of  my  creative  work  and  imagery  from  many years  of  my  photography  projects  taken  from  the  Toy  Industry , Children's  Publishing  and  Photo  Story  Productions .

 

I hope you enjoy the visit to my site . 

 

Please  keep watching  for  a  lot  more  images  coming  along  soon......

 

 

Thanks  for  looking  in .

 

RICHARD DIXON

TPD STUDIOS

LANCASHIRE 

ENGLAND