RICHARD DIXON TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIOS
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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 

GERRY ANDERSON'S  " STARCRUISER " 

ORIGINAL  STUDIO  MINIATURE  CREATED  BY  MARTIN  BOWER

Image / RICHARD DIXON / TPD STUDIOS

" 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

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

 

This is a showcase website of imagery covering a small part of my work with the UK Toy Industry and Children's Publishing from 1988 to the present day .

 

The site is also the home of Richard Dixon Childrens Photo Story Adventures

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS

SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES

MAGNUS JONES STARJET RANGERS  

 

 

I hope you enjoy your visit to my site.

Please follow me as I publish updates on my work here on a regular basis .

 

If you have questions about anything I do please contact me at my studio.....

 

email me.....tpdnorthwest@outlook.com

 

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.....

 

MODELS  AND  MINIATURE  PRODUCTION DESIGN  FOR  PHOTOGRAPHY  AND  FILM

 

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

 

THIS   WEB  SITE   SHOWS   SOME   OF   THE   IMAGERY   THAT   I   HAVE   CREATED .

 

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 121,000 viewers .

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

 

SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES.....

A new re-imagined photo story adventure created in a supermation style of the old Arabian Knights Tale of "Sinbad the Sailor" for a picture book concept release .

 

Arriving in 2021.....MAGNUS  JONES STARJET RANGERS......

Sci-fi supermation style action beyond Earth .....

A feature length pilot episode is now in production and will arrive on the web site later in the year .

 

 

 

To contact Richard Dixon.....

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

 

FILM  PRODUCTION  MINIATURE  DESIGN  

RICHARD  DIXON  PRODUCTION  DESIGNER  FOR  MINIATURES  ON  A  NEW  SCIENCE  FICTION   FEATURE  FILM  2020 -2021

NOW  IN  PRODUCTION  BY  FILM  PRODUCER SIMON  COX  IN  ENGLAND .....

CONCEPT  ART  PRODUCTION  POSTER  FOR  SIMON   COX'S  " OF  INFINITE  WORLDS " .

 

 

NOW  SHOWING  ON  THIS  WEB  SITE  IN  SUPERMATION  DIGITAL  PHOTOGRAPHY  SEASTAR 5  THE  SERIES 

A  RICHARD  DIXON  PRODUCTION

ALL  TWELVE  EPISODES  NOW  AVAILABLE.....

"  SCI-FI  ACTION  FROM  THE  BOTTOM  OF  THE  SEA  WITH  THE  CREW  OF  THE  SUBMARINE SEASTAR 5  IN  INVADERS  FROM  THE  ABYSS  "

THE  CHILDREN'S  SCI-FI  WEB  SERIES.....

WITH  NOW  OVER  122,000  VIEWERS.....

 

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 talk with us about the production ..

 

The production of  SEASTAR 5  INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS has now received over 122,000 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 their 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

 

SEASTAR 5  INSIGNIA  GRAPHIC  DESIGNS....

 

RICHARD  DIXON 

CONNOR  MAGILL

IMMORTAL  GRAPHICS  USA

 

FLYING  MONSTER  INSECT CREATION  BY  PETER  MONTGOMERY -  HELENSBURGH   SCOTLAND .

 

SEASTAR 5  MADE  AT  TPD  STUDIOS  LANCASHIRE  UK 

LOCATION  PHOTOGRAPHY  -  MAURITIUS  /  INDIAN  OCEAN

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NEW  SCI-FI  SUPERMATION  CHILDREN'S  PHOTOSTORY  ADVENTURE  SERIES.... 

MAGNUS  JONES  STARJET  RANGERS 

Preview images in supermation digital photography created by Richard Dixon.....

A feature length pilot episode has started production for release in late 2021 .

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.....

"  IN  SPACE  THE  RANGERS  ARE  THE  LAW  "

ANUBARS  CASTLE  " DRAGON'S  KEEP "

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

 

* LARGE  STUDIO  MINIATURE  SET , BUILT  IN  THE STUDIO.....  AT  TOY  PHOTO  DESIGN  STUDIOS LANCASHIRE UK . 

 

MODEL  DESIGN  AND  CONSTRUCTION  BY  MODEL  DESIGNER  RICHARD  DIXON .

 

 

 

 

MAGNUS JONES STARJET RANGERS  SLIDESHOW.....

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

THE  FIRST  PREVIEW  EPISODE  FOR  MAGNUS  JONES  STARJET  RANGERS  IS  DUE  TO  BE  RELEASED  TO  THE  WEB  SITE  IN  2021....

 

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 SERIES....

 

 

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

 

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

My creative career really started late in 1988 when I decided to take my work into a new direction .

 

Following nineteen years of photography work in the north west of England covering Portraits , Weddings , Theatre Entertainment Photography and General Advertising work for Trust House Forte - Entam Ltd - EMI - FIRST LEISURE CORPORATION - ODEON CINEMAS , I moved into the UK Toy Industry and Children's Comics .

 

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 .

A new move into the Toy Industry in 1988 would see my photography of MASK , the children's toy range from Kenner Toys shown to their Marketing Director for the UK and Europe....my supermation style of work was begining to be noticed .

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 looked impressive , but trying a new style of presentation for the range did not agree with everyone at that time willing to say yes to me  .

 

I just needed to show quality that could not be ignored.....taking one step higher was the way I needed to go .

 

In the following two years I raised my quality level that would see my work in toy advertising photography  reaching success on all levels....

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

My work was now appearing across all UK Comics with advertisements , Trade Brochures and Model Exhibition Display sets at UK Toy Fairs .

 

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 quality 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 .

A career that has continued to this day .

 

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 .....

My own Photo-Story Productions have now been released to join them on the web....SEASTAR 5 - SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES .

My latest  creative work , " MAGNUS JONES STARJET RANGERS " arrives on this web site this year .

 

I am also currently working on a new British Sci-Fi feature film called "Of Infinite Worlds" over the next months  with UK Producer Simon Cox in 2021 as a Production Designer of sci-fi spacecraft miniatures for his film production .

 

More new projects will be coming to the web site through out the year....please keep me on your radar....

 

I hope you enjoy looking through my work.......

 

 

 

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 Finian Valley Scotland .

 

THE  WORLD  OF  GERRY  ANDERSON PHOTOGRAPHY  BY  RICHARD  DIXON..... 

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 .

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