When Lane Coder was studying fine art at Parsons School of Design in New York City he never intended to be a photographer. He was hanging out with his friend who had a Polaroid SX70 camera that was offering results that were unlike anything else he had seen before and it changed the way he approached creating art. “He was taking long exposures of random people in the street at night and the results were mind blowing to me,” he explains. “They looked like small paintings. Soon after that, I never really picked up a paintbrush or pencil again.” As soon as he transitioned to photography he was able to interact with the world in an entirely new way, and we have the pleasure of watching the creative exploration unfold.
Lane’s photography all features an ethereal quality as if they’re all pulled from another world. Whether it’s dozens of seagulls frozen in moment of flight, or the still intimacy of a woman caught behind a curtain, each of these images shows our world but feel alien. He brings his camera under water, to turbulent coastlines and cloudy mountains, 30,000 feet in the air, and the banks of the Los Angeles River. He explores the world both creatively and scenically offering a view that’s there if we only look for it.
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