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

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MAKING  TOYS  AND  MODELS  LOOK  GOOD  IN   PICTURES  FROM  1988  TO  THE  PRESENT  DAY 

A  SHOWCASE  WEBSITE   COVERING  MY  THIRTY  THREE  YEARS  IN  ADVERTISING  PHOTOGRAPHY  FOR  THE  TOY  INDUSTRY  TOGETHER  WITH  MY  WORK  IN  CHILDREN'S COMICS  AND  MAGAZINES .

" OF INFINITE WORLDS " A SIMON COX PRODUCTION / COPYWRITE 2020 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED .

MINIATURE MODEL DESIGNED AND CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON .

"THE  MONTANA"  SPACE  SHUTTLE  CRAFT .

A  VISUAL  DESIGN  STUDIO  FOR  TOY  PHOTOGRAPHY , CHILDREN'S  COMICS  AND  MAGAZINES  PHOTOGRAPHY , PHOTOGRAPHY  AND  FILM  MINIATURES , MINIATURE  SET  DESIGN  AND  BUILD  FOR  PHOTOGRAPHY  AND  FILM  IN  LANCASHIRE  ENGLAND .

SUPERMATION  VISUAL  DESIGN  FOR  TOYS  ADVERTISING  AND  CHILDREN'S  MAGAZINES  FROM  TPD  STUDIOS  RICHARD  DIXON.....

THIS  IS  RICHARD  DIXON'S  TPD  STUDIOS

THE  HOME  OF  MINIATURE  SUPERMATION  VISUAL  DESIGN  CREATION  IN  LANCASHIRE  , ENGLAND......

 

THE  ART  OF  SUPERMATION.....

A   BLENDING  OF  TECHNIQUES  OF  IMAGE  DESIGN  USING  ORIGINAL  PHOTOGRAPHY  ,  ARTWORK  , MINIATURE  SET  DESIGN  CREATION ,  SPECIAL  EFFECTS  PHOTOGRAPHY  ,  ANIMATION  TECHNIQUES  DESIGN.....

TO  BRING  IT  ALL  TOGETHER  TO  COMPLETE  A  FULLY  DESIGNED  FINISHED  FINAL  IMAGE  FOR  PRESENTATION .

 

 

WITH  THE  CREATION  OF  RICHARD  DIXON'S  TOY  PHOTO  DESIGN  STUDIO  IN  1988  TO  THE  PRESENT  TIME  MY  CREATIVE  WORK  OVER  THE  YEARS  HAS  FEATURED  IN  THE  ADVERTISING  OF  MANY  TOY  PRODUCTS  AND  GAINED  A  LOT  OF  PUBLIC  AND  INDUSTRY  ATTENTION .

 

My SUPERMATION STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY has covered many advertisements for Toy Products over the last thirty four years including Action Man , Masters of the Universe , BRATZ ,Lara Croft Tomb Raider , Zero Hour  , GI Joe Action Force , Mighty Max , Quake 2 , Johnny Quest , M.A.S.K , Mega Force , Transformers , Power Rangers , Butt Ugly Martians , Juniper Jungle , Pirates of the Caribbean , Danger Girls , Digimon , Power Puff Girls , Quake 2 , Betty Spaghetti , Warner Bros. Looney Tunes , and many 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 TOY INDUSTRY work has appeared for the following Companies in Children's Comics......MARVEL COMICS UK , PANINI COMICS UK , TOONTASTIC COMICS , CARTOON NETWORK COMIC , WARNER BROS LOONEY TUNES 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....

 

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 visual designs to a world wide audience .

 

My latest sci-fi Children's Photo Story Creations of SEASTAR 5 , SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES and my latest Photostory Production of  MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS have placed my work in front of new viewers across the web over recent years.....and will continue to take me forward into future years.......

 

Please get in touch with the studio if you would like help with supermation style images for your next Children's Book , Magazine Project or Visual Media Production we would love to talk with you.....

 

Please contact Richard Dixon at the studio ....email / tpdnorthwest@outlook.com

 

TWO  IMAGES  BELOW ......RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS UK helped MGA Toys USA and Titan Magazines UK launch the BRATZ MAGAZINE in England and provided six months photography and model set construction for the magazine with supermation style imagery of the Bratz Girls .

RICHARD  DIXON  STUDIO  NEWS.....

The Monthly Studio Update.....JULY 2021

The studio website with over 133,000 viewers.....

The Studio Web Site has now received over 133,000 viewers since this site was created in December 2016 .

 

Now with over 2000 viewers each month now looking in on my latest creative work .

 

I'm going to say a ' Big Thankyou ' to you all......I really do appreciate the interest you show in my work .....please continue to follow me over the coming months....some new super images are coming very soon to the site.....keep watching TPD STUDIOS !

This is the monthly  studio news section.....the latest work from the studio , news on new projects in production and some highlights from my back catalogue of creativity from previous years......

 

LATEST NEWS ITEM.....

 

INFINITY - FILM - TV  MAGAZINE FROM THE UK ....JULY ISSUE NUMBER  37

I have been mentioned in the letters pages in issue 37 the latest issue of the magazine on sale 8 July in the UK . 

 

Two images together with a write up which features my meeting with Gerry Anderson in the Nineteen Seventies and my photography of his Blackpool "Space City" Exhibition where I completed a series of colour publicity images for EMI/ ITC .

My images shown in the magazine are of Lady Penelope's FAB 1 , the puppet sized version used in the original TV Series Thunderbirds.....and the other image is the original STARCRUISER miniature built by Professional Modelmaker Martin Bower . 

My work on Seastar 5 and Magnus Jones Starjet Rangers also gets a mention in the write up by Allan Bryce the Editor of Infinity Magazine .

 

Below....Cover for Infinity Magazine Issue 37.....

Now on sale in UK....arriving Barnes & Noble USA by the end of July.....

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

Photography by Richard Dixon Photography Studio - Blackpool Lancashire 1970 - 1080 .

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

 

BELOW / IMAGE  ....." INTERGALACTIC  RESCUE  -  CONTROL  ROOM  FEMALE  OFFICER " .

ORIGINAL  LADY  PENELOPE  PUPPET  FROM  TV  SERIES  " THUNDERBIRDS " .

 

IMAGE BELOW / THE  HUGE  MODEL  SET OF  ' MOONBASE  ALPHA '  FROM  GERRY  ANDERSON'S  SPACE  1999  TV  SERIES......

IMAGE BELOW /

FATHER  UNWIN  PUPPET  FROM  GERRY  ANDERSON'S ,  "  THE  SECRET  SERVICE  ".

This was the last of Gerry Anderson's supermarionation puppet series created for Lew Grade.....it ran for thirteen episodes and completed a very successful group of series for children's television programmes made by Gerry Anderson's Puppet Studio .

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

 

 

MORE  IMAGES  FROM  GERRY  ANDERSON'S  ' SPACE  CITY '  EXHIBITIONS  COMING  SOON.....

 

 

RICHARD  DIXON'S  SUPERMATION  PHOTOSTORY  SERIES.....UPDATES

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS.....UPDATE......

 

I have started production on the second series of photostory adventures for the super submarine and her crew in the underwater world of the 21st Century . The new series will feature eight adventures and preview images will be appearing on the web site over the next few months .

  

MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS / MAGNUS JONES IN THE 25TH CENTURY......UPDATE.....

 

Creative work on this new Photostory Sci-Fi adventure concept series is proceeding and this month I'm showing some more images from the "Dunaria desert sequences" which can now be viewered on the website....please check them out.....more images coming soon .

 

 

ADVENTURES  WITH  GALACTIC  STAR  RESCUE

" GALACTIC STAR RESCUE " .....a new Sci-Fi Concept which I am currently creating with the first images arriving in December this year on the web site .

The concept features the Captain and Crew of the Star Rescue Cruiser GSR7 on its three year deployment at STARBASE 5 Alpha Centauri .

More information on this new project later in the year....please stay tuned to this news section in the coming months .

 

Richard Dixon's TPD STUDIOS is now on YouTube Channel with a selection of video trailers for my photostory creations....SEASTAR 5 , SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES and MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS.....If you have a few minutes available please take a look....they are at Richard Dixon TPD Studios on YouTube......

STAR  WARS  "ANDOR "  DISNEY +  TV  SERIES .....ON  LOCATION  ON  CLEVELEYS  BEACH  IN  LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND ......IMAGES  OF  THE LOCATION  BY  RICHARD  DIXON  TPD  STUDIOS

" IN  A  GALAXY  FAR , FAR  AWAY  "

THE  DISNEY +  TV  SERIES  " STAR  WARS - ANDOR ",  LIVE  ACTION  LOCATION  ON  CLEVELEYS  BEACH  IN  LANCASHIRE  ,  ENGLAND .

EXPERIENCE  A  REAL  LIFE   STAR  WARS  LOCATION  IN  THE  UK....VISIT  IN  SUMMER  2021.....

A  NEW  SCI-FI  FEATURE  FILM  BEING  MADE  IN  ENGLAND  ....." OF  INFINITE  WORLDS "  .

PRODUCER  SIMON  COX'S  LATEST  SCI-FI  FEATURE  FILM.....WITH  MODEL  MINIATURES   BY  RICHARD  DIXON  

CONCEPT  ART  POSTER  " OF  INFINITE  WORLDS " .......SPECIAL  EFFECTS  SHOT  OF  THE  SHUTTLE  CRAFT  " MONTANA "  FROM  "OF  INFINITE  WORLDS" .

THAT'S  IT  FOR  THE  STUDIO  NEWS  THIS  MONTH.....

 

SEE  YOU  IN  AUGUST  ON  HERE  FOR  THE  LATEST  IMAGERY  FROM  RICHARD  DIXON'S  TPD  STUDIOS  UK .......

 

 

 

 

SEASTAR 5  SERIES  TWO  - INVADERS  FROM THE  ABYSS  PREVIEW  IMAGES.....

The  ultimate  children's  undersea  sci-fi  supermation  adventure  photostory  series  from  Richard  Dixons  TPD STUDIOS.....

THE  WORLD  OF  SEASTAR 5 .....

THE  ULTIMATE  UNDERWATER  CHILDREN'S  PHOTOSTORY  SERIES  CONCEPT  PRODUCTION  WITH  SCI-FI  ADVENTURES  FROM  THE  BOTTOM  OF  THE  SEA.....

 

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.....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 developed into a full supermation 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 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 supermation 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 production of  SEASTAR 5  INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS has now received over 133,000 viewers since the first completed episodes were released for public viewing in 2016 .

 

The first four episodes have now been released on the YouTube Channel in the mini - trailer format .

Please search "RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS" to view on the channel.....

 

SEASTAR 5 SERIES TWO....now in production development at TPD STUDIOS in Lancashire , north west England .

A selection of Series Two Episode preview images are now available to view on the web site .

 

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 .

 

MY  LATEST  SCIENCE  FICTION  ADVENTURE  SUPERMATION  CONCEPT  CREATION  FROM  RICHARD  DIXON'S  TPD STUDIOS.....

MAGNUS  JONES  

IN  THE  25TH  CENTURY.....

A  photostory  picture book style  format  created  in  supermation  digital  imagery  will  be  used  to  present  a  serialized  sci-fi  storytelling  adventure  in  a  series  length  production .

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.....

ACROSS  SPACE  IN  A  DISTANT  GALAXY  .......THE  PLANET  DUNARIA  IN  ITS  25TH  CENTURY  .....RECEIVES  ITS  FIRST  VISITOR  FROM  EARTH'S  21ST  CENTURY  .....MAGNUS  JONES.....A  POLICE  OFFICER  FROM  NEW  YORK  MEGA  ISLAND  CITY.....A  STRANGER  IN  AN  ALIEN  WORLD  OF  CONFLICT  AND  DANGER  AT  EVERY  TURN.....

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 .

 

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  IN  THE  25TH  CENTURY 

A  SCI-FI  SPACE  ADVENTURE  STORY  ON  THE  PLANET  DUNARIA

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

 

A RICHARD DIXON PRODUCTION

TPD STUDIOS UK ....2021.

MODEL  DESIGN  LANDSCAPES  ON  THE  PLANET  DUNARIA ..... SUPERMATION  MINIATURE  DESIGNS  CREATED  BY  RICHARD  DIXON  IN  THE  STUDIO .

IMAGES  OF  DUNARIA.....THE  DESERT  OASIS  OF  TELEMAR

 

A miniature sequence in the story that features a confrontation at the small outpost of Telemar .

More images from this sequence will appear later in the summer with final production images of the complete set with buildings .

 

These large miniature landscape model sets.....created on five individual model stages , with five foot square baseboards in the studio .

I used "daylight" broadlight balanced lighting effects to give realistic reality lighting .

The rocks were made from plaster and modelling clay....with rock moulds giving texture effects and also our 'special mountain rock' building supermation mix technique to give a realistic presentation .

In our studio workshop.....a creature from "Dunaria" is created by our modelmaking team.....a mighty beast will soon be handed over to the photography studio for the creation of studio images.....arriving soon in our new "Magnus Jones in the 25th Century StarJet Rangers" Sci-Fi series.......

 

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

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

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

 

PLEASE  RE-VISIT  MY  WEB  SITE  OVER  THE  COMING  MONTHS  TO  SEE  MORE  IMAGES  FROM  THIS  NEW  SERIALIZED  DIGITAL  SCI-FI  SUPERMATION  PHOTOSTORY  SERIES....

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

Richard Dixon / TPD STUDIOS / Lancashire / England .

 

A  JOURNEY  THROUGH  MY  CREATIVE  WORK 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.....

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE.....MER-MAN.....A RARE SIGHT FROM THE ACTION FIGURE RANGE......

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.....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 .

 

 

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....

 

RICHARD DIXON

TPD STUDIOS

LANCASHIRE 

ENGLAND .

 

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