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

RICHARD DIXON'S TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIOS ......MAKING TOYS AND MODELS LOOK GOOD IN  SUPERMATION PHOTOGRAPHY FROM 1988 TO THE PRESENT AND BEYOND........

This is Toy Industry and Model Miniatures Visual Production Designer Richard Dixon's Showcase Website in England........

Welcome to my creative work which features my photography over the years from the Toy Industry , Children's Comics Photography , Toy Advertising Photography , Miniature Set and Model Design for Photography and Films . 

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS

A RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS PRODUCTION - UNDERSEA ACTION ADVENTURE SERIES IN TWELVE EPISODES OF SUPERMATION PHOTOSTORY IMAGERY......

 

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" THE BRATZ IN WINTER WONDERLAND " ....SUPERMATION PHOTO POSTER CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON FOR TITAN PUBLISHING AND MGA TOYS USA......

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  following a College Photography Course which took me into 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 in the following years .

Over the next thirty three years my work in the Toy Industry , Children's Comics Photographic Illustration.....and now in the TV and Film Industry with Miniature Set Production Design and Model Making....has taken my visual media work across England , Europe , United States of America and around the world .

 

I set this website up in 2016 to showcase my visual media work and it has now received over 150,000 viewers , with over 2500 visitors  to the site each month looking in on my latest supermation imagery .

 

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  - 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  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 .

My 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 , 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....

 

My SUPERMATION PHOTOSTORIES created at my studios in Lancashire , England have been featured in UK Film - TV Media Magazine "INFINITY" in three Editions .

The American website " Animation World " , the UK websites " Moonbase Central - Projectswordtoys " ,  " Small Scale World Blogspot " , " BBC Radio Lancashire Website " have all featured my original Photostory Series "SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS . The Children's undersea adventure series of twelve episodes has also been featured on a further twenty media sites across the web in the last five years........

In 2021 I have now released preview images for a sequel to the series with "SEASTAR 5 UNDERSEA EMPIRE" a Supermation Format feature story now available to be viewed on the website .

 

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 modelwork visual designs to a world wide audience .

My work on the movie has been recently featured in the "Evening Gazette " newspaper in the northwest of England and more images will appear here very soon .

 

More spaceship miniatures imagery from the movie can be seen on the website "OF INFINITE WORLDS - HOME PAGE "....just put it into Google to be amazed at what is coming soon.....

 

New work on my future SUPERMATION PRODUCTIONS is arriving this year on this website for " MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS ",  "STEAMBOAT JACK " and "PIRATES OF THE GALAXY " .

Preview images for these new productions will appear on the site in 2022......

If  you  wish  to  contact  the  studio  about  my Photography  and  Children's Projects  which  are  featured  on this  site , please  use  the  e/mail   tpdnorthwest@outlook.com 

ACTION FIGURE IMAGES IN SUPERMATION.......

TPD STUDIOS ONLINE STUDIO SHOP PHOTOGRAPHY.....

RICHARD  DIXON  STUDIO  NEWS.....

The  Studio  Update  JANUARY  2022.....................

A monthly look at my studio work projects in production , together with images from the studio archives........

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE - TOONTASTIC COMICS - MATTEL TOYS UK......

THIS  WEBSITE  HAS  NOW  RECEIVED  OVER  150,000  VIEWERS  SINCE  OCTOBER  2016  WHEN  THE  PRESENT  SITE  WAS  CREATED . THANK  YOU  TO  YOU  ALL  FOR  LOOKING  IN   AND  I  APPRECIATE  YOU  TAKING  THE  TIME  TO  SEE  MY  WORK.....

ACTION MAN -HASBRO TOYS - MARVEL COMICS UK - PANINI COMICS UK......

POWER RANGERS - BANDAI UK - ONLINE SALES TPD STUDIOS UK.....

DANGER GIRLS - TPD STUDIOS ONLINE SALES...

MIGHTY MAX - BLUEBIRD TOYS UK

ARGOS CATALOGUE - MIGHTY MAX - BLUEBIRD TOYS PHOTO SHOOT 1994.......

IMAGE ABOVE....BLUEBIRD TOYS " MIGHTY MAX ADVERTISEMENT " 1994.....

- ARGOS CATALOGUE....SUPERMATION PHOTOGRAPHY DESIGN BY RICHARD DIXON .

HOT TOYS - SIDESHOW ...PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN - PENELOPE CRUZ - SPECIAL EDITION TOY FAIR ACTION FIGURE.....ONLINE SALES PHOTO IMAGES CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON IN SUPERMATION AT TPD STUDIOS UK...

LARA CROFT - PLAYMATES TOYS UK - MARVEL COMICS UK - PANINI COMICS UK....

X- MEN TOYS - MARVEL COMICS UK - PANINI COMICS - TPD STUDIOS SUPERMATION IMAGES

ACTION MAN - HASBRO TOYS - GEMMA CARDS - PEDIGREE BOOKS - MARVEL COMICS UK - PANINI COMICS UK - 3D LICENSING......

SPAWN ACTION FIGURES PHOTOGRAPHY ...FROM TPD STUDIOS ONLINE SHOP .......

ZERO HOUR - BLUEBIRD TOYS UK ....MATTEL TOYS USA......

MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS - RICHARD DIXON'S TPD STUDIOS SUPERMATION SPACE ACTION STORY SERIES .

" MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS "

CHILDREN'S SCI-FI SUPERMATION ADVENTURE CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON 2020 .

 

PRODUCTION IMAGE / CY MEC 7 ROBO RANGER TROOPER - WITH SKYJET BIKE .

PRODUCTION DESIGN CREATION IN THE STUDIO BY RICHARD DIXON 2020-2021 .

 

SEASTAR 5 UNDERSEA EMPIRE POSTER .....CREATED BY CONNOR MAGILL - DIGITAL ARTIST NORTHERN IRELAND . SEASTAR 5 SUBMARINE MINIATURE CREATION DESIGN BY RICHARD DIXON .

A SUPERMATION PHOTO PREVIEW of Visual Storyteller Richard Dixon's supersonic submarine Children's adventures for SEASTAR 5 .......a feature length story sequel from the bottom of the sea with  SEASTAR 5  UNDERSEA EMPIRE in 2022 .

SEASTAR 5 UNDERSEA EMPIRE - RICHARD DIXON COPYWRITE 2021 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED .

 

CREATED AND WRITTEN BY RICHARD DIXON

 

PHOTOGRAPHY , MINIATURES AND MODEL LANDSCAPE SETS  DESIGNED AND BUILT BY RICHARD DIXON AT TPD STUDIOS - LANCASHIRE UK .

 

SPECIAL CGI / PHOTOGRAPHY EFFECTS BY CONNOR MAGILL - NORTHERN IRELAND DIGITAL ARTIST

 

SPECIAL CGI PHOTO EFFECTS BY LEE RICHARDSON - DIGITAL ARTIST - LANCASTER - ENGLAND .

 

SEASTAR 5 UNDERSEA EMPIRE - SUPERMATION PRODUCTION MADE AT TPD STUDIOS ENGLAND .

 

RICHARD  DIXON'S  MINIATURE  CREATIONS  FOR  A  NEW  SCIENCE  FICTION  FEATURE  FILM  BEING  MADE  IN  ENGLAND  BY  PRODUCER  SIMON  COX ..........

THE MONTANA

IMAGES FROM SIMON COX'S FEATURE FILM NOW IN PRODUCTION ......" OF INFINITE WORLDS "

 

THE  EARTH  SPACE  SHUTTLE  CRAFT  " MONTANA "

ORIGINAL  CONCEPT  DESIGN  AND  MODEL  BUILD  BY  RICHARD  DIXON  TPD  STUDIOS  UK   2020 .

EFFECTS  WITH  " UNREAL  ENGINE "  4K FILM PROCESS SYSTEM .

THE  SARATOGA

"  OF  INFINITE  WORLDS " SCIENCE FICTION FEATURE FILM 

PRODUCED BY SIMON COX  - ENGLAND 2021- 2022 .

 

THE  SPACE  SUPPLY  PLATFORM  SHIP " SARATOGA ''.

MINIATURE  CONCEPT  DESIGN  WITH  DISPLAY  PHOTOGRAPHY  BY  RICHARD  DIXON  TPD  STUDIOS  UK   2020 .

 

More news and images from  " OF  INFINITE  WORLDS " coming soon.........don't miss them.....

 

 

 

" FROM THE TPD STUDIOS ARCHIVE ".......

THE  WORLD  OF  GERRY  ANDERSON PHOTOGRAPHY  BY  RICHARD  DIXON .....1970's .

GERRY ANDERSON'S INTERGALACTIC RESCUE....

JIFF FRUITS CINEMA COMMERCIAL 1978.....ORIGINAL STUDIO MODEL SET

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON - GERRY ANDERSON SPACE CITY EXHIBITION - BLACKPOOL .

 

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MOONBASE ALPHA ORIGINAL STUDIO MODEL SET FROM GERRY ANDERSON'S "SPACE 1999" TV SERIES....

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON IN THE STUDIO .

LADY PENELOPE  FROM THUNDERBIRDS TV SERIES.....ORIGINAL STUDIO PUPPET

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON

GERRY ANDERSON SPACE CITY EXHIBITION - BLACKPOOL ...1970's .

LADY PENELOPE'S  ROLLS ROYCE FAB 1.......THE PUPPET SIZED VEHICLE  CREATED FOR THE

" THUNDERBIRDS TV SERIES " . PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON .

GERRY ANDERSON SPACE CITY EXHIBITION - BLACKPOOL  1970's .

STARCRUISER ......ORIGINAL STUDIO MINIATURE CREATED BY FILM AND TV MODELMAKER MARTIN BOWER .

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON

GERRY ANDERSON SPACE CITY EXHIBITION BLACKPOOL .

 

These images from Gerry Anderson's Space City Exhibition from the nineteen seventies were part of a photoshoot  I was commissioned to do with over sixty images taken for publicity purposes for EMI / ITC in Blackpool , Lancashire  .

STEAMBOAT  JACK  ARRIVES  ON  THE   WEBSITE  IN  2022

A new Children's adventure series breaks cover in a SUPERMATION STORY SERIES CONCEPT  from Visual Storyteller Richard Dixon .

STEAMBOAT  JACK 

STEAMBOAT JACK . COM

COPYWRITE RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS 2021 

ACTION  ADVENTURE  IN  SUPERMATION DIGITAL  IMAGERY............ITS  GOT  TO  BE  STEAMBOAT  JACK  ARRIVING  IN  MARCH  TO THE  WEBSITE  WITH  SERIES  PREVIEWS........  

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STEAMBOAT JACK CHARACTER CONCEPT IMAGERY FROM RICHARD DIXON .

STEAMBOAT JACK - A RICHARD DIXON SUPERMATION PRODUCTION TPD STUDIOS 2021

 

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"  JUNGLE  RIVER  ADVENTURES  CREATED ON MINIATURE STUDIO LOCATIONS .

PRODUCTION MINIATURE SET DESIGN BY RICHARD DIXON FOR STEAMBOAT  JACK  "

 

STEAMBOAT JACK STYLE GUIDE CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION TOGETHER WITH PREVIEW IMAGES FOR THE PILOT EPISODE STORY ARRIVING IN MARCH 2022 ON THE WEBSITE .

 

" PIRATES  OF  THE  GALAXY "

A RICHARD DIXON SUPERMATION STORY SERIES CONCEPT FOR CHILDREN .............PREVIEW IMAGES ARRIVE IN 2022.........

ONCE  UPON  A  TIME  IN  A  GALAXY  FAR  ACROSS  THE  UNIVERSE ....

 

A new swashbuckling tale of a pirate style adventure in a science fiction story setting is currently being written by visual storyteller Richard Dixon .

Production on this new Children's Sci-Fi Adventure at TPD STUDIOS UK......starts in 2022 .

 

A fully illustrated style guide book and preview images to the series are currently in production .

SEASTAR 5  INVADERS  FROM  THE  ABYSS....      A  RICHARD  DIXON  PRODUCTION

The  ultimate  children's  undersea  sci-fi  supermation  adventure  photostory  series  from  Richard  Dixons  TPD STUDIOS.....See  all  twelve episodes  from  Series  One.....Check  out  the  site map  menu  at  the  bottom  of  this  page.....

RICHARD  DIXON'S  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 in a twelve episode serialized story.....the concept format is 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 was created to show the visual story possibilities of a story idea that could be developed into a full 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.

 

Please check out the " site menu " at the bottom of this page to access the twelve episodes of undersea sci-fi adventures .

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 .

 

A new sequel feature length photostory production " SEASTAR 5 UNDERSEA  EMPIRE " has now been created with preview images for this new release now showing on this website.....please check out the "UNDERSEA EMPIRE" page now.....its awesome to view...

 

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS and its new sequel feature length production SEASTAR 5 UNDERSEA EMPIRE are both created and designed by Richard Dixon in SUPERMATION at TPD STUDIOS , Lancashire UK .

CGI DIGITAL ART EFFECTS for both productions are created by CONNOR MAGILL , Northern Ireland Digital Artist and Lee Richardson Digital Artist from Lancaster , England .

MAGNUS  JONES  AND  THE  STARJET  RANGERS....SCI-FI  ADVENTURE  STORY  SERIES   CONCEPT  NOW  IN  PRODUCTION  WITH PREVIEW IMAGERY  ARRIVING  ON  THE  WEBSITE  IN  2022.....

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.....

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" LOWER VAULT - SAFE DEPOSIT AREA.....SECOND NATIONAL SECURITIES BUILDING NEW YORK MEGA ISLAND CITY....DR ANUBAR MAKES HIS ENTRANCE ON HIS QUEST TO ROB THE VAULT ".....

THE  PLANET  DUNARIA  ,  A  DESERT  ROCKY  WORLD  IN  A  DISTANT  GALAXY  ,  RECEIVES   ITS  FIRST  VISITOR  FROM  EARTH'S  21ST  CENTURY  .....MAGNUS  JONES.....A  POLICE  OFFICER  FROM  NEW  YORK  MEGA  ISLAND  CITY.....HE  FINDS  HIMSELF  AS  A  STRANGER  IN  AN  ALIEN  WORLD  ON  THE  OTHER  SIDE  OF  THE  UNIVERSE.....

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A SCENE FROM RICHARD DIXON'S " MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS ".....

DR ANUBER'S HYPER WARPER JUMP CRUISER......CREATED AND DESIGNED BY RICHARD DIXON .

PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART DIRECTION BY RICHARD DIXON .

CY MEC 7 ROBO RANGER.....

MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS

NEXT  MONTH.....ON  THIS  WEBSITE......

More images arriving for "Steamboat Jack ", "Magnus Jones and the Starjet Rangers ", "Pirates of the Galaxy " and " Of Infinite Worlds ".....see you in February.....

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RICHARD DIXON ON SET...."SEASTAR 5 - THE SERIES........LAVELLE MARINE LAB - OMELEK ISLAND - PACIFIC OCEAN - MINIATURE MODEL LOCATION LANDSCAPE - TPD STUDIOS - STUDIO 3 .

 

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ZERO HOUR TOYS....TRADE ADVERTISING POSTER....BLUEBIRD TOYS....MATTEL TOYS USA....

PHOTOGRAPHY AND MODEL DISPLAY SET DESIGN BY RICHARD DIXON ....1990 / 1991 .

Thank You for visiting my Website.....Please return to the site next month to see more amazing imagery from Richard Dixon's TPD STUDIOS in 2022........

 

RICHARD DIXON

TPD STUDIOS

LANCASHIRE 

ENGLAND .

 

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