Vince's parenting style is, if possible, even less involved than his wife's. He is very self-absorbed (he advised Jane not to drink a bottle of silver nitrate, not because it was very toxic, but because he needed it for his prints), and he is rarely, if ever around.
Vicent and Amanda's constant absence from the Lane household in Lawndale is a recurring theme in Daria. Jane mentions it in passing during some episodes, though her parent's absence does not seem to upset her much. Vicent is usually mentioned as being in a photo assignement somewhere else other than Lawndale.
Very little is shown of him from his only two appearances. In Lane Miserables it is shown that, despite Vincent's occupation, the Lane home apparently did not have a dedicated darkroom for his work, as he was using an upstairs bathroom to reveal photographs, while, at the same time, not being very concerned about chemical safety, leaving toxic photographic chemicals in the kitchen. Later in the episode, while talking to Wind, he mentions that he and Amanda try to work their marriage issues by role-playing and hitting each other with foam rubber bats.
The music site Reburb says Vincent was "a big draw on the singer songwriter circuit of early-1970s Ann Arbor, Michigan -- see Daybreak Dreamin'". It was him who gave Trent and Jesse Moreno their first guitars (acoustic) and later told them what tuning was.
He sold his photos of Celtic rocks on LaneBay. He shows some discontent with his work on that website: "An inspiring scene captured for eternity on film while I was standing knee deep in mud. My discomfort is your gain; connect with ancient civilizations while staying nice and dry and avoiding the onset of pneumonia. (But it was worth it, really!)"
- Jane Lane, daughter