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RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS UK

Welcome to Richard Dixon's Showcase Website The Home of Supermation RetroArt Images , Miniature Set Production Design and Creation , Toy Advertising Photography by Richard Dixon , SEASTAR 5 Supermation RetroArt Style Images 

This site features my work from 1985 to the present day in Children's Media , Comics and Magazines together with Toy Industry Product Photography , Advertising Toy Photography , PhotoStory Imagery , Miniature Set Design for Exhibitions and Displays , Feature Film Miniature Production Design and lots more from my Studio based in Lancashire , England.

THE WEBSITE COUNTER SHOWS THE RUNNING TOTAL OF VISITORS TO THE WEBSITE SINCE 2016 WHEN THIS SITE WAS CREATED .

 

THANK YOU ALL FOR VISITING MY WEBSITE .

I APPRECIATE YOUR INTEREST IN MY WORK.....

 

IF YOU WISH TO LEAVE COMMENTS OR ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT MY WORK , FROM THE PAST , PRESENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS PLEASE USE THE EMAIL BELOW TO CONTACT ME .

 

STUDIO EMAIL ....tpdnorthwest@outlook.com 

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS ARRIVES ON AMAZON KINDLE WITH A SERIES OF SCI-FI SUPERMATION RETRO ART STYLE ILLUSTRATED NOVELS FROM JANUARY 2023.

" IS THE TRUTH DOWN THERE IN THE ABYSS "

YOU CAN FIND OUT IN JANUARY 2023......

SEASTAR 5 LAUNCHES ON AMAZON KINDLE......

IN SEVEN WEEKS......DON'T MISS IT.....THE COUNTDOWN HAS STARTED.....

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS.....

A new sci-fi adventure storybook series created and designed by Advertising Toy Industry Photographer Richard Dixon arrives in 2023 .

A fifteen part underwater saga in a serialized story format has been written in a fully illustrated SUPERMATION RETRO ART STYLE IMAGES format presentation which is being released  in book form .

 

I intend to release the first three books in the series in 2023 , with the first book release " STRANGE ENCOUNTER " due to arrive in January 2023 on the AMAZON KINDLE platform....

 

The other two storybook releases , SEASTAR 5 BOOK TWO , PRINCESS OF LEMURIA  and BOOK THREE , RESCUE FROM LEMURIA should arrive before the end of next year .

 

The remaining parts to this new underwater saga will arrive in 2024 .

 

A YouTube promo video trailer will be released to support the First Book Release in January 2023 .

Media Press Information and Press Packs available DECEMBER 2022 from the studio......

......order yours at "tpdnorthwest@outlook.com" .

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS.....THE HARDBACK BOOK VERSION , 110 PAGES WITH HIGH GLOSS SUPERMATION IMAGES IS NOW AVAILABLE.......ON LIMITED RELEASE....

 

AMAZON KINDLE - DOWNLOAD VERSION - AVAILABLE JANUARY 2023 .

         SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS

                         A RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS SUPERMATION STORYBOOK PRODUCTION

       LAUNCHES AMAZON KINDLE JANUARY 2023 WITH STORYBOOK ONE " STRANGE ENCOUNTER " .

SEASTAR 5 THE SERIES , CREATION AND PRODUCTION DESIGN BY RICHARD DIXON .

 

SEASTAR 5 LOGO - TYPOGRAPHY DESIGN BY LEANNE MANSFIELD , LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND .

 

ALL SUPERMATION IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY AND RETROART STYLE DESIGN CREATIONS

BY RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS .

 

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR ALL SEASTAR 5 BOOKS.... RICHARD DIXON

 

SEASTAR 5 VISUAL EFFECTS DESIGNERS - CONNOR MAGILL - LEE RICHARDSON - AL KENT

VISUAL EFFECTS LEMURIA MONSTER MODEL ANIMATION DESIGNER - PETER MONTGOMERY .

 

SEASTAR 5 IS A RICHARD DIXON PRODUCTION COPYWRITE 2012 .

TPD STUDIOS SUPERMATION IMAGES PRODUCTION 2021 - 2022 .

 

MADE IN BLACKPOOL  , LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND .

SEASTAR 5 LANDSCAPE LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHY....ISLAND OF MAURITIUS .

ADDITIONAL BEACH LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY - CLEVELEYS , LANCASHIRE  , ENGLAND .

 

RICHARD DIXON'S TPD STUDIOS BRAND........................................................................BASED IN THE NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND

Richard  Dixon's  TPD  STUDIOS  ...MY HISTORY....

From the Past , through the Present , to the Future 

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 various sizes all based in and around Blackpool / 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 185,000 viewers , with over 2000 visitors  to the site each month looking in on 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 , following a pilot production photostory called SEASTAR ONE .

This work was featured in UK Film - TV Media Magazine "INFINITY" in three separate Editions and on their magazine website since 2017 .

 

More write ups with illustrations followed and appeared on the American website " Animation World " , the UK websites " Moonbase Central - Projectswordtoys " ,  " Small Scale World Blogspot " , " BBC Radio Lancashire Website " .

These all featured my original Photostory Series Concept "SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS .

 

The original model animation work on the series was done at TPD STUDIOS in Lancashire at a number of studio locations .

We also carried out extensive beach photography for the series at Cleveleys Beach near Blackpool in Lancashire .

 

The same Cleveleys Beach which was used for the new STAR WARS DISNEY + TV SERIES ANDOR used for its locations in 2021.....

My SEASTAR 5 STORYBOOK SERIES was there first from 2014 to 2016 to film beach scenes for the fifteen parts for SEASTAR 5 story series I created in 2012 .

 

More locations for SEASTAR 5 were used on the Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius , including beach scenes and other landscapes which formed background images for the series .

The undersea sci-fi fantasy adventure series has also been featured since 2016 on a further twenty media sites across the web in a promotional model animation presentation version .

 

In 2022 a new version of SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS  has now been created in a supermation images retro adventure format , inspired by the original written concept story series that was made back in 2012 with a fully re-written and visual retro art illustrated version .

The new version will appear on the Amazon Kindle digital download platform in 2023 with the first part of the undersea saga . 

The remaining parts of the Supermation SEASTAR 5 Adventure Series will release over the coming months into 2024 and beyond on the same Amazon platform 

 

I 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 .

 

My studio continues to create Advertising Product Photography for the Toy Industry together with my Supermation Photography Story Book Creations at my studio centre in the north west of England .......

 

If you have a project and would like a quote for advertising product photography , please email the studio .

 

Thanks for reading my history......

 

RICHARD DIXON 

TPD STUDIOS UK .

 

Studio E/mail address......

tpdnorthwest@outlook.com

 

VAMPIRE QUEEN - SUPERMATION RETROART

SUPERMATION RETROART IMAGE - DESIGNED AND CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS .

M.A.S.K.   KENNER TOYS 1988-1989.......

MASK THUNDERHAWK - KENNER TOYS UK 1988-1989

My very first Toy Industry Photography Image.....a small four foot square baseboard , a realistic painted background created for me by Blackpool Artist Sheila Burnett....

......My entry to the Toy Industry in 1988 was about to begin....a journey from then till now across ......

TOY PHOTOGRAPHY , CHILDREN'S COMICS , FILM MINIATURES , PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR ADVERTISING SETS and a whole lot more......

......................with CHILDREN'S STORY BOOKS IN SUPERMATION COMING IN 2023.......

IN DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTION 2022

STEAMBOAT JACK

A RICHARD DIXON SCI-FI ADVENTURE STORYBOOK PRODUCTION 2021- 2024

Welcome to a preview image for " STEAMBOAT JACK "....

A supermation sci-fi fantasy adventure storybook series now in development .

Written and Created by Richard Dixon 2021 .

 

Based on my original television Animation Pilot story concept for BBC TELEVISION in 2021 this expanded version of the story has now moved forward into a full SUPERMATION IMAGES STORYBOOK SCI-FI FANTASY adventure presentation release for 2024 .

 

More details on this new story will be released to the website in 2023 .

 

STAND BY FOR ACTION .....INTERGALACTIC RESCUE.....THE WORK OF GERRY ANDERSON......

The original space control room Puppet Set...."JIFF FRUITS CINEMA COMMERCIAL"....

GERRY ANDERSON SPACE CITY EXHIBITION , BLACKPOOL 1970's .PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON .

GERRY ANDERSON'S STARCRUISER.....Original model built by top model maker Martin Bower .

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"....

Above.....

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 .

 

Image below...

"SKY ONE". INTERCEPTOR from Gerry Anderson's UFO TV Series....The original studio miniature .

Photography by Richard Dixon / EMI / ITC EXHIBITIONS .

MOONBASE ALPHA LUNAR TANK ORIGINAL MODEL

- FROM GERRY ANDERSON'S SPACE 1999 TV SERIES..

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON .

The Tales of Sinbad the Sailor.....a Re-imagined Supermation Story Book Series based on the Arabian Nights Stories of Sinbad created and designed by Richard Dixon's TPD STUDIO's....2019 - 2020 .

IN DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTION 2022

MAGNUS JONES AND THE STAR JET RANGERS

SCI-FI ACTION ADVENTURE STORYBOOK SERIES IN SUPERMATION IMAGES.....CREATED AND DESIGNED BY RICHARD DIXON.....A TPD STUDIOS PRODUCTION IN DEVELOPMENT . 2019-2020-2022 .

DUE 2023-2024 .

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Of Infinite Worlds.....A Simon Cox Sci-Fi Adventure Feature film in Production 2022.....in the UK....

Spacecraft Designed and Created as Miniatures by Richard Dixon TPD STUDIOS - Lancashire UK .

MORE IMAGES FROM "OF INFINITE WORLDS" .....

A SIMON COX FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION

COMING TO THIS WEBSITE VERY SOON.......

TOY ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS UK

A SELECTION OF MY PHOTOGRAPHY WORK CREATED FROM MANY YEARS WORKING ACROSS THE TOY INDUSTRY AND CHILDREN'S COMICS / MAGAZINES IN ENGLAND .

THE MAJORITY OF THE WORK FEATURED HERE WAS DONE AT MY STUDIO BASED NEAR BLACKPOOL , LANCASHIRE ON THE FYLDE NORTHWEST COASTLINE OF ENGLAND .

THE BRATZ MAGAZINE....

When the BRATZ were launched in the UK , Titan Magazines asked me to come on board and create photography with model sets for their Bratz Magazine . I worked over a period of six months to create a selection of images for covers and posters in the monthly magazine published in London with the full co-operation of MGA TOYS USA .

M.A.S.K.  TOYS

I created a selection of magazine feature style images of the full range of MASK Toys , together with some animated promotional film items toward the end of the MASK Toys in their final years on sale . These images were featured in some newspaper articles  in the north west of England .

GI JOE TOYS AND ACTION FORCE TOYS

In the GI JOE and ACTION FORCE Toy Ranges launched in the UK by Hasbro Toys my photography and model set designs were used for advertising images which appeared in the Children's Comics published across the UK in the nineteen nineties .

 

Thank you for visiting my website.....

 

Please explore the rest of the website to see some more amazing images....

 

RICHARD DIXON

TPD STUDIOS

LANCASHIRE 

ENGLAND .