Egon Gades career as a commercial photographer began in 1981. At the age of 22, he opened a studio in the centre of Copenhagen. As time progressed he began to specialize as a still life photographer, which was rather unusual in Denmark at that time. But his client list grew working for companies like Carlsberg, Royal Copenhagen Porcelain and Georg Jensen Silver. In the 1980s and 90s he became know as The Beer Photographer in Denmark. He has shot international campaigns for clients like Carlsberg, Bang & Olufsen, Royal Copenhagen, Georg Jensen, Coca Cola, Fritz Hansen, Pilgrim and By Malene Birger and has won awards in the Clio Show, Cannes Lion, Bert Stern, Lurzers Archive and 200 Best Photographers.