These are the types of rustic, antique looking shots I enjoy creating.
Monochrome’s are all about using the shade, textures, and shadows. Some photographers really pushed shadows in the Film Noir style. I love the style but lean more towards blending the light.
Over time I have created my own custom presets for both Lightroom and NIK Silver Efex. I use them as a starting point and it helps keep continuity if needed for an article.