Looks like special relativity is completely incomprehensible for you. It is one of easier things to understand in modern physics. New physics would be even more incomprehensible and it must agree with old physics in its domain. Its If new mathematics agree with old mathematics in its domain. Quantum mechanics is way more mindbending than special relativity. And it apples much more to real life (functioning of transistors for example) than special relativity. That thought model explained quirks in physics back then. In reference frame of photon there is no time delay, but in resting reference frame there is time delay - this delay would be shorter if you moved towards it and longer if you moved away from it. So if supernova exploded while you moved towards it at 90% speed of light you would see it blueshifted and happening faster. If you moved away from it it would be redshifted and you would see it in slow motion. Fun fact: All photons always travel at same speed in vacuum no matter what reference frame you pick - just directions and energies would be different.