Picking a color and/or shape to carry throughout the magazine design could be simple way to design this dynamically. [Design: Triangles, Red, white and black brochure layout. Visual identity concept / Strassenfeger by Rene Bieder, via Behance]
LAYOUT IDEA Even though this is a paper, it could still work for a magazine. The use of large photos is something I like the idea of doing, and the placement of the text boxes is very easy to read, but without looking boring.