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 Paris, where he began studying photography at the Parsons School of Design, 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.