Lane Coder was born and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut. He attended the Parsons School of Design in New York City where he studied fine art. He then moved to Europe, where he began studying photography at Parsons in Paris and art history at the American University of Paris. From 1999-2000 Lane attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he continued studying photography and art history. He then pursued his photography education at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he graduated with a BFA in Photography in 2003.
Lane enjoys working as both a commercial and fine art photographer. His clients include: Vogue US, Japanese Vogue, American Elle, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, V magazine, and Spin. His work has also appeared in Vogue Russia, GQ Germany, The Daily Telegraph London, Vanity Fair Italy, Vanity Fair Germany, and Nylon.