I used to hate uneven light. I felt like I was shooting incorrectly if I allowed shadows to exist in my photographs. But then, something always felt flat, wrong with my images.
And then I realized that I don’t like even like. I like shadows. I like light that feels dynamic.
Light that has shadows feels natural. Light that has no shadows feels fake.
There is a time and a place for even light, I know that. But mostly, I think that the way you light something should feel like the place you are trying to recreate, and it should tell a story and show emotion.