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 .
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.....
RICHARD DIXON'S TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIO......
WE MAKE TOYS AND A WHOLE LOT MORE LOOK GOOD IN PICTURES.....
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 .
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.....firstname.lastname@example.org.....
CONCEPT ART PRODUCTION POSTER FOR SIMON COX'S " OF INFINITE WORLDS " .
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....
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
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....
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
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.....
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 .
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 .