It’s my understanding that the field, whether it is electric, magnetic or EM field/wave is more of a classical concept. QM or QED completely replaces the field idea with subatomic particle interactions and reactions. In classical field theory it’s said that perpendicular to the propagation of an EM wave there are electric and magnetic fields. In QM the propagation of an EM wave is represented by a photon. My question is how does QM represent the electric and magnetic ‘fields’ that are perpendicular the direction of the moving photon? If anything I’ve said prior to the question strikes you as incorrect feel free to correct me.