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TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIO

RICHARD DIXON PRESENTS 

 

A WORLD OF MY IMAGINATION....ARCHIVE IMAGES FROM MY EARLY DAYS....This section covers a lot of years from my early photography up to recent images that I have created ........it includes past ideas ,  together with a look toward the future .....

 

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THE WORLD OF SINBAD........

 

A re-imagined creation of the old Arabian Knights Tales of the Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor .

This new web comic , now in production for a modern children's audience is being written and created by Richard Dixon in the north of England . 

The production should release more images to be seen very soon .

 

SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES......

Inspired by the Arabian Knights Tales ....Sinbad returns to a new re-imagination of the character in a fantasy action adventure photo story series for children......

Created by Visual Storyteller Richard Dixon from TPD STUDIOS , England UK .

 

 

SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES - 2019 RICHARD DIXON / " INTO THE DESERT " .

 

 

SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES - 2019

RICHARD DIXON / MODEL SET " INTO THE DESERT "

 

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SEASTAR 5 THE SERIES......

 

Action with the crew of the super submarine SEASTAR 5 in the undersea world of the 21st Century

 

 

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CY - MECH ROBOT HUNTER 2400AD

 

On the streets of a future NEW YORK MEGA ISLAND CITY....A new kind of lawman walks.....

 

A Richard Dixon action adventure SCI-Fi Photo Story created in 2019.....now being developed into " MAGNUS JONES STARJET RANGERS "....for a first story episode to arrive on the web site in 2021 .

 

 

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THE ADVENTURES OF DAKOTA MARS

 

OUTER SPACE SCI-FI ACTION WITH SPACE CAPTAIN DAKOTA MARS.....

A photo story concept production written and created by Richard Dixon .........

This story concept did not go beyond a series of images created in 2019 . 

 

 

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ACTION MAN PHOTO STORY

ADVENTURES.....

 

Richard Dixon created fifteen Action Man Photo Story Adventures for MARVEL COMICS UK - PANINI COMICS UK while he worked for them for eight years as a Visual Image Producer on the very successful children's comic in the UK.....

 

The stories were based on a series of his written concept's - fully illustrated in a model animation techniques photography style . These were created at his north of England Studio base in Lancashire UK .

The fifteen photo stories sold over 600,000 copies over the run of the magazine special editions - Winter and Summer Specials .

The stories had the full backing of HASBRO TOYS UK throughout the production .

My work on Action Man Comic also included over sixty covers....posters and illustrated competition pages in the normal monthly Comic

 

The first photo story adventure I created for Action Man....

the cover of the magazine had the Action Man 2000 figure - including the millennia watch ....countdown digital clock......

 

The story was made on five sides for the Millennia Edition . 

Location backgrounds.....some were created on the Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius....which also featured images in a number of other editions of the Action Man Comic and the Special Edition Photo Stories .

 

 

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ACTION MAN FORMULA ONE STORY

 

Here we have a single page which survives from the Action Man Formula One Car story.....this was a three sided adventure for the Action Man Comic Monthly edition ....unfortunately the only page I still have from this one...

 

 

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ACTION MAN PHOTO STORY - WAREHOUSE OF HORROR.....

 

This Photo Story Adventure....featured the "SWAT" Police vehicle.....It was also the first Action Man Comic Story partly made on a real life location....actually Fleetwood Docks in the UK provided the live warehouse district where the story action was located . We took the figure and SWAT vehicle - mounted on a roadway board set ...and blended it with the real buildings on location using supermation photography techniques......

 

 

All ACTION MAN PHOTO STORIES ARE COPYWRITE....TO MARVEL COMICS UK - PANINI COMICS UK - ACTION MAN BRAND IS COPYWRITE HASBRO UK .

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED . THIS MATERIAL SHOULD NOT BE COPIED OR SHARED IN ANY FORM .

 

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The Bratz Treasures......

In search of Pirate Gold..........

 

This image was created for the Bratz magazine in the UK , published by Titan Publishing .

It appeared as a centre fold poster in the magazine....it also formed part of a BRATZ Photo Story Model Animation fully illustrated concept story that I created for the product...but it never was released ...it came close to being seen but history took a different turn for the product at the time .

 

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BARBIE ...MATTEL TOYS.....

Here we have some very early toy pictures created in the nineteen eighties....created on a model set...studio images to form a presentation to present my work to Toy Company Executives with my ideas and creative style for toy advertising....

 

The camera used on these images....a Mamiya RB67 with 90mm lens....three red head studio light units on a five foot square model set base.....

 

These images are print reproductions taken from the original 6x7 transparencies from the picture shoot...

 

More toy images ....these were created between 2000 and 2010......for various clients and projects that I was involved with at that time......

Some of these images include early digital photo creations....resolution on digital images at the time was not always good....film always was king ...for a while longer....

 

DIGITAL PHOTO ART......An early example of my artistic talents with digital painting....from around 2014....

Canvas photo print with additional brush paint details added....."RED SONIA" - from ' Conan The Barbarian '.....an early creation I made in a stop motion animation 8mm movie camera experiments....around 1985....early days before I started in the Toy Industry .

MORE IMAGES COMING ALONG HERE VERY SOON........

ARCHIVE IMAGES FROM THE STUDIO......

OUR FIRST ACTION MAN COVER SHOWN ON TELEVISION TO ADVERTISE THE COMIC .